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551 Fifth Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10176




Jamie Nash has become one of the true go-to lawyers for expanding hedge funds and other investment firms that require counsel for their new challenges. Jamie is called on by both start-up and mature private investment funds and advisers on a wide range of strategic and regulatory issues related to their formation, structure and operation.

Jamie regularly represents start-up and mature managers in connection with a variety of capital raising structures, including hedge funds, funds of one, separately managed accounts, private equity funds, co-investment vehicles, special purpose vehicles and joint ventures. Within these structures he has significant experience representing clients in seed capital arrangements, anchor investment arrangements, platform arrangements and other highly negotiated investments. In many instances, investors in these structures include some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated investors.

Jamie also regularly advises fund managers on regulatory and compliance matters, including counseling clients through SEC examinations. He also advises fund managers with respect to the regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions and strategic investment transactions.

Jamie regularly advises clients with respect to a variety of general counsel functions such as management company operating agreements, compensation plans, consulting agreements, commodities issues, third-party marketing agreements, soft-dollar arrangements and blue sky compliance.

Jamie has been recognized by Chambers USA as Leading Lawyer for Hedge Funds.

Jamie has been quoted in well-known publications for his views with respect to regulatory developments affecting the hedge fund industry, including The Wall Street Journal, AR+Alpha, Reuters and Bloomberg and he is a regular speaker at hedge fund industry events.


Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2001)
Fordham Law Review, Member
New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business (B.S., summa cum laude, 1998)


2002, New York


Key trends relating to hedge funds
Moderator, 19th Annual International Conference on Private Investment Funds, March 2018

Hedge Funds: A Shifting Landscape
Panelist, Maples Investment Funds Forum 2018, February 2018

Attacking the New Form ADV
Panelist, Presented by ACA Compliance Group and Kleinberg Kaplan, January 2018

Investment Funds: Hot Topics
Speaker, AIMA Fund Manager Training Session, October 2017

Goldman Sachs Third Annual Hedge Fund Legal and Regulator Seminar
Panelist, March 2017

Asset Management Regulatory and Tax Discussion
Panelist, Presented by Ernst & Young and Kleinberg Kaplan, December 2015

Goldman Sachs Prime Brokerage Hedge Fund Learning Series
Presence Exams

Getting (and Staying) Prepared
Panelist, May and July 2014

ACA’s Fall 2014 Compliance Conference
Panelist, October 2014

ACA’s Spring 2014 Compliance Conference
Panelist, April 2014

SEC Examinations of Private Fund Managers: Recent Trends and Practical Adivce
Panelist, Presented by ACA Compliance Group & Kleinberg Kaplan, October 2013

ACA’s Fall 2013 Compliance Conference
Panelist, October 2013

GAIM Ops Cayman 2013
Panelist, April 2013

ACA’s Spring 2013 Compliance Conference
Panelist, April 2013

Morgan Stanley Prime Brokerage CFO/COO Conference
Panelist, October 2012

McGladrey’s 4th Annual Investment Industry Summit
Panelist, September 2012

Goldman Sachs Prime Brokerage Form PF Roundtable
Panelist, July 2012

HFM Legal Summit
Panelist, June 2012

Goldman Sachs Prime Brokerage Fall Hedge Fund Symposium
Panelist, September 2011

Morgan Stanley Prime Brokerage Hedge Fund Registration Forum
Panelist, December 2010

Goldman Sachs Financial Reform Symposium
Panelist, September 2010

Maples Investment Funds Forum 2009 and 2012 (Cayman Islands)

EisnerAmper LLP Private Wealth and Family Office Summit
Panelist, November 2011


Beta Gamma Sigma Member


HFM InvestHedge
January 2019

SEC Proposes Business Continuity and Transition Plan Rule for Investment Advisers
Kleinberg Kaplan Legal Update, August 2016

Creating “Recovery Classes” to Help Raise Hedge Fund Investor Capital
Kleinberg Kaplan Legal Update, August 2016

SEC Increases Net Worth Threshold of “Qualified Client” Test
Kleinberg Kaplan Legal Update, July 2016

SEC Announces 2016 Examination Priorities
Kleinberg Kaplan Legal Update, February 2016

Cybersecurity Update: NFA Adopts Guidance Regarding Information Systems Security Programs
Kleinberg Kaplan Legal Update, January 2016

Considerations for Year-End Certifications Concerning Employee Personal Securities Accounts
Kleinberg Kaplan Legal Update, December 2015

SEC Announces 2015 Examination Priorities
Kleinberg Kaplan Legal Update, January 2015

SEC Considers Pershing Square’s Opinion as to the Value of Herbalife Material
Kleinberg Kaplan Legal Update, October 2014

Further SEC Sanctions Indicate Continued Attention to Rule 105 Short Selling Violations
Kleinberg Kaplan Legal Update, September 2014

Impact of the Jobs Act on Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds
Kleinberg Kaplan Legal Update, May 2012

Lessons Learned from the Rajaratnam Case
Absolute Return + Alpha, May 2011, Co-Author


New York City Member, New York City Bar Association, Committee on Private Investment Funds



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