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Sasha Burstein

Sasha Burstein is a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office, where she is a member of the asset management and investment funds group. Ms. Burstein practices in the area of asset management and investment funds, corporate, and securities law. Ms. Burstein’s practice focuses on structuring and organizing various types of private investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, private debt funds, hybrid funds, and fund-of-funds. Ms. Burstein also counsels investment advisers on a wide variety of legal and regulatory matters, including their structure and organization, registration and operation, merger and acquisition transactions, and ongoing regulatory and compliance matters. In addition, Ms. Burstein represents institutional investors with respect to structuring, negotiating, and documenting alternative investments.

  • California Alternative Investments Association – Board Member, Best Practices Committee Chair
  • 100 Women in Finance – Education Committee

Ms. Burstein is a frequent speaker and panelist on various subjects related to the investment management industry. Recent presentations include:

  • Moderator, 100 Women in Finance: “Perspectives on Current Market Opportunities” (San Francisco, February 2020)
  • Panelist, K&L Gates Event: “Washington Confidential: The Impact and Opportunity of Proposed OZ Regulations” (Seattle, June 2019)
  • Moderator, CAIA San Francisco “ESG Investing Educational Forum” (San Francisco, May 2019)
  • Panelist, AIMA Hedge Fund/Alternative Credit Emerging Manager Forum 2019: “Institutional Investment in Emerging Managers” (New York, May 2019)
  • Panelist, MFA Legal & Compliance 2019: “Improving Legal Ops Through Technology: Cloud Outsourcing, Implementation and Automated Technologies” (New York, April 2019)
  • Moderator, K&L Gates Event: “Opportunity Zones with SkyBridge Capital” (New York, February 2019)
  • Moderator, 100 Women in Finance: “Art of the Deal: Secondary Transactions in Private Investments” (SF, March 2018)
  • Panelist, California Alterative Investments Association: “Leveraging GP & LP Interests in a Low Return Environment” (LA, October 2017)
  • Panelist, NRS IA Compliance Symposium: “Introduction to the Advisers Act: Framework, Registration, Exclusions and Exemptions; Exempt Reporting Advisers; Private Fund Advisers and More” (SF, June 2017)
  • Moderator, EY, SS&C and K&L Gates Symposium: “Best Practices & Regulatory Developments Affecting Private Fund Sponsors” (SF, June 2017)
  • Panelist, Houlihan Lokey Conference: “Staying Out of the SEC's Crosshairs: Implementing Best Practices” (SF, May 2017)
  • Panelist, California Alterative Investments Association: “Best Practices Roundtable Series - Valuation” (SF, November 2016; LA, March 2017)
  • Panelist, K&L Gates Investment Management Conference: “Hot Topics for Investment Managers” (LA, November 2016)
  • Panelist, K&L Gates Investment Management Conference: “Entrepreneurial Trends in the Financial Industry - FinTech” (SF, November 2016)
  • Panelist, IA Watch: IA Compliance Conference “New Ideas to Spark Life into Your Annual Review” (SF, June 2016)
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