Welcome to the June 2019 edition of the Best of the Law Firms. In this feature, we recommend some of the best recent articles and analyses authored by top investment management lawyers. These articles offer a more comprehensive review of the issues that we address in our daily “Our Take” alerts.
The law firms continue to offer up some great articles for the investment management industry. We have included several year-end litigation and trend reviews from Morgan Lewis, Stradley Ronon, and Willkie Farr. We also like the analyses of new products including interval funds (Ropes & Gray), opportunity zone funds (K&L Gates), cannabis (Kramer Levin), and litigation finance (Schulte Roth). There are some other great pieces of work about hedge fund seeding (Seward & Kissel) and DoL investigations (Groom).
2018 Year in Review: Select SEC and FINRA Developments And Enforcement Cases (Morgan Lewis)
SEC Enforcement Developments of Note for Mutual Funds and Their Advisers: The Year in Review and a Look Ahead (Stradley Ronon)
SEC Enforcement Against Private Equity Firms in 2018: Year in Review (Willkie Farr & Gallagher)
Opportunity Zone Funds: Key Considerations for Private Fund Managers—Part 1 (K&L Gates)
Pitfalls To Avoid As Cannabis M&A Takes Off (Kramer Levin)
Credit Funds: 1940 Act Interval Funds (podcast) (Ropes & Gray)
What a fund manager should know about entering the litigation finance industry (Schulte Roth & Zabel)
Seed Transaction Deal Points (Seward & Kissel)
Mutual Fund Performance Fees: Perspectives After More Than 40 Years (Dechert)
US v. Connolly and the potential pitfalls of cooperation in internal investigations (DLA Piper)
SEC Approves First Nontransparent, Actively Managed ETFs (DrinkerBiddle)
What Is a DOL Adviser Investigation Like? (Groom)
Something Familiar, Something New: OFAC’s Compliance Program Framework (Paul Hastings)
Compliance Officers Should be Shaking in Their Boots (Eversheds Sutherland)