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Jedd Wider

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Jedd H. Wider is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice and a member of the firm’s Private Investment Funds Practice. Mr. Wider concentrates his practice in the structuring and formation of and investment in international and domestic private investment funds, particularly global hedge funds, private equity funds, secondary funds, real estate funds, mezzanine debt funds, venture capital funds and funds-of-funds and in the subsequent representation of these funds in their investment activities. He represents many of the world's leading financial institutions and investment banks as well as financial boutiques in their roles as sponsors, placement agents, and investment entities. He also has an extensive background in complex financial structurings and transactions and joint ventures. For more information, view Mr. Wider's biography at


Mr. Wider's views on the hedge fund and private equity fund industries and capital markets are frequently sought by members of the international media. His analysis can be found in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and the Financial Times, as well as on television networks such as Bloomberg and CNN. Mr. Wider also regularly lectures and serves as a panelist on private investment fund topics for trade programs and organizations. Recent speaking engagements include presentations to the Lazard Capital Markets Hedge Fund Conference: "The Changing Landscape of Investing in Single Manager Strategies," Hedge Fund Institutional Forum, Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Limited Partners Summit, Endowments & Foundations Roundtable, Association of Life Insurance Counsel, National Association of Public Pension Fund Attorneys (NAPPA), West Legalworks, the Third Annual Euromoney Summit of European Hedge Funds in London, the Capital Roundtable New York Conference: Fundless Equity Sponsors - How to Raise a Dedicated Private Equity or Mezzanine Fund, the American College of Investment Counsel, the On Point Investor & Hedge Fund Risk Summit, the New Frontiers in Hedge Fund Due Diligence Conference, the Wharton Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference, and Infovest21's The Real Story on Hedge Fund Fees (and Terms) Conference. Mr. Wider is an editorial board member of The Journal of Investment Compliance. He served as a law clerk to Judge Nicholas H. Politan of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and to U.S. Attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani of the Southern District of New York.


Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2006–2014); Listed, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers (2011–2013); Listed, "Guide to the World's Leading Investment Funds Lawyers," International Financial Law Review/Expert Guides (2008); Listed, New York Super Lawyers (2007–2009, 2011); Editorial Board Member, The Journal of Investment Compliance; Member, Private Investment Funds Forum; Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Private Investment Funds; Member, American Bar Association; Board Member, New York Advisory Board of Facing History and Ourselves; Member, Order of the Coif


Tulane University Law School, 1992, J.D., Cum Laude; Princeton University, 1989, A.B.

United States: Investment fund formation and management

Alternative/hedge funds

Within: Alternative/hedge funds

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP's 'strong' team houses 'excellent lawyers'; the group has been kept busy with funds-of-one work as well as fund formation mandates and regulatory matters. Jedd Wider and Christopher Dlutowski, both based in New York, continue to advise the California Public Employees’ Retirement Scheme (CalPERS), most recently on the formation and launch of a fund-of-one. In the Boston office, Stephen Tirrell advised Mariner Investment Group on forming a fund with a key focus on the mortgage-backed security (MBS) markets, while Richard Goldman advised Innocap Investment Management, a Canadian hedge fund manager, on forming a number of private funds for a Canadian pension plan; Steven Giordano is also a key name. In Miami, Ethan Johnson advised HODL Investments on the formation of a cryptocurrency fund, and assisted Dragon Capital with forming a fund for investing in exchange-listed securities in Vietnam. Wider and Goldman jointly lead the practice.

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