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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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www.shearman.com

Andrew (Buddy) Donohue

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Work Department

Investment Funds

Position

Of Counsel

Career

Andrew J. Donohue, widely known as Buddy Donohue, has more than 40 years of experience in both senior government and private sector roles, having most recently served as SEC Chief of Staff to Chair Mary Jo White (2015-2017). He is best known for his service as Director of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management (2006-2010) (where he was effectively the most senior regulator for the U.S. funds industry), Global General Counsel at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (2003-2006), Executive Vice President and General Counsel at OppenheimerFunds Inc. (1991 – 2001) and Investment Company General Counsel at Goldman Sachs (2012-2015).

Buddy has been an officer, director and counsel for numerous investment advisers, broker-dealers, commodity trading advisers, transfer agents and insurance companies, and has served on the boards of business development companies, registered open-end funds, closed-end funds, exchange traded funds, Cayman funds and Dublin- and Luxembourg-based UCITS. He has also served as Chairman of the ABA Investment Companies and Investment Advisers Subcommittee, and as an Editor of the ABA Guide for Fund Directors.

Buddy is an acknowledged and highly respected thought leader within the industry, having published, lectured and delivered talks on a variety of investment fund topics. He currently is also an Adjunct Professor teaching investment management law at Brooklyn Law School.

Member

  • Adjunct Professor, Brooklyn Law School
  • Independent Director, Oppenheimer Funds (Denver Board)
  • Member, American Bar Association, Investment Companies and Investment Advisers Subcommittee
  • Member, American Bar Association, Hedge Fund Subcommittee
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, Executive Council
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association and Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, Association of Securities & Exchange Commission Alumni (ASECA)
  • Member, Board of the Mutual Fund Directors Forum

Education

New York University School of Law, J.D.
Hofstra University, B.A., cum laude with "high honors" in Economics


United States: Investment fund formation and management

Alternative/hedge funds

Within: Alternative/hedge funds

Shearman & Sterling LLPprovides an excellent level of service - all the lawyers are knowledgeable, responsive and practical in their advice’. Sean Finley has ‘an advantage over other outside counsel as he has both law firm and in-house experience’; he advised TRG Management on launching a hedge fund investing in Argentinian assets. Of counsel Paul Schreiber advises Shenkman Capital Management on regulatory matters. Nathan Greene has manager M&A expertise. The firm has hired Buddy Donohue as of counsel, whose ‘strength is his depth of experience and the perspective he provides as a former general counsel of major fund companies, and as director of the Division of Investment Management at the SEC’, as well as Jay Baris, formerly head of Morrison & Foerster LLP’s investment management team. The New York-based team also acts for Juniper Investment Company and Maverick Capital Management.

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