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Shearman & Sterling LLP

599 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10022-6069, USA
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Work +1 212 848 4000
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Fax +1 212 848 7179
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Nathan Greene

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Work +1 212 848 4668
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Web:
www.shearman.com/en/people/g/greene-nathan-j
Shearman & Sterling LLP

Work Department

Investment Funds

Position

Partner

Career

Nathan Greene has extensive experience advising on the regulatory aspects of fund and investment advisory operations, and also counsels funds and financial institutions on regulatory considerations around emerging technologies like blockchain, big data and artificial intelligence. His practice includes the formation and representation of U.S. and foreign investment companies, sponsors, advisers and directors, including SEC registration, exemptions, inspections and investigations; fund formation, distribution and marketing; fund board and governance matters; compliance manuals and testing; and high profile corporate transactions involving asset management businesses. He is particularly well-known for his representation of prominent industry participants in the registered alternatives market and has notable experience representing major players in M&A deals that have a registered fund component.

Nathan represents fund management organizations and fund families (including Skybridge Capital, First Eagle Funds, Ironwood and Perella Weinberg) as well as independent fund boards (including the independent boards of Blackstone’s registered fund complex and the independent trustees of the Victory Funds).

Nathan has lectured on funds regulation at prominent New York-area law schools. He is regularly quoted in prominent publications and news services, including BoardIQ, Bloomberg, Fund Board Views, Hedge Fund Law Report, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal. Nathan is in demand as a speaker, including on issues relating to big data, blockchain, and artificial intelligence.

Member

  • Mutual Fund Directors Forum – Advisory Board
  • Managed Funds Association – Lawyers Advisory Committee
  • Fund Board Views – Editorial Think Tank Member
  • Alternative Investment Management Association – Hedge Fund Sound Practices Committee
  • American Bar Association – Subcommittee on Investment Companies and Investment Advisers

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Maryland at College Park, B.A.


United States: Investment fund formation and management

Alternative/hedge funds

Within: Alternative/hedge funds

Shearman & Sterling LLP's 'highly professional' team is noted for its 'deep understanding of the business issues at hand'. Practice head Sean Finley ('intelligent, measured and thoughtful') advises start-up fund manager BlockTower Capital Advisors on formation and regulatory issues regarding investment in cryptocurrency assets. Of counsel Paul Schreiber continues to advise Shenkman Capital Management on regulatory matters. Other key names include Nathan Greene and of counsel Buddy Donohue. Additional clients for the New York-based group include Maverick Capital Management and TRG Management.

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Mutual/registered/ exchange-traded funds

Within: Mutual/registered/ exchange-traded funds

At Shearman & Sterling LLP, the team is noted for its strength in assisting independent boards and managers with the gamut of mutual funds matters. Jay Baris and Nathan Greene ('true stand-outs on mutual fund board matters', according to clients) advise Victory Funds and its trustees on registered funds and ETF matters, including the acquisition of Harvest Volatility Management and USAA Asset Management in two separate transactions. Greene provides ongoing advice to First Eagle Funds, which manages $111bn. Other key lawyers include of counsel Paul Schreiber and of counsel Buddy Donohue. Other clients include SkyBridge Capital, Aberdeen Investment Funds and the independent trustees of Blackstone.

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