K&L Gates Asset Management and Investment Funds Practice Ranked in Three Categories, with 17 Lawyers Recommended, in The Legal 500 United States 2020 Guide
The asset management and investment funds practice of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has been recognized in the latest edition of The Legal 500 United States guide with rankings in three categories: Alternative/hedge funds; Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds; and Private equity funds (including venture capital).
In addition, nearly 20 asset management and investment funds lawyers were ranked or recommended by the publication, including Boston partner Mark Goshko, who was named to the publication’s “Hall of Fame” for Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds, a designation that recognizes individuals who have repeatedly been ranked as “Leading Lawyers” and received strong praise for continued excellence.
The practice advises a number of high-profile clients including Federated Investors, BNY Mellon, Goldman Sachs, and John Hancock Financial Services. Recent matters include having advised Federated Investors on its acquisition of components of the investment management business of PNC Capital Advisors; Russell Investments on the launch of 20 private funds; AXA Equitable Funds Management Group on a graduated sell-down plan; and Evanston Capital Management in its handling of a FINRA no-action action letter to allow regulated funds of hedge funds to use performance related information with institutional investors.
“We are proud of these rankings for our lawyers and practices, and believe that these honors are a testament to the strong capabilities and experience of our asset management and investment funds group,” said Michael Caccese, K&L Gates Chairman and co-leader of the firm’s asset management and investment funds practice area. “As one of the largest asset management legal teams in the U.S. and globally, we are pleased to be able to serve clients in this industry throughout the world.”
K&L Gates’ asset management and investment funds practice is one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States and globally and has more than 150 lawyers in offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia devoted to assisting the investment management and professional investor communities. The practice’s clients represent a cross-section of the investment management industry, including both financial service providers, such as investment advisers, broker-dealers, banks, trust companies, and insurance companies, as well as investment vehicles and other institutional investors.
K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.