Jay Spinola > Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10019
United States
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Work Department

Asset Management


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Lawyer Rankings

United States > Investment fund formation and management > Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds

Margery Neale in New York chairs the asset management group at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, which advises a range of clients including registered open- and closed-end funds, ETFs, BDCs, and broker-dealers, and also offers trustee and director representation. The highly experienced Barry Barbash is a key figure in the firm’s Washington DC office. Having previously served as the director of the SEC’s investment management division, Barbash advises clients on issues as diverse as fund M&A, digital assets, 1940 Act compliance, and enforcement proceedings by regulators. Jay Spinola is another notable figure within the firm, particularly for 1940 Act work, in addition to complex transactions such as ETF mergers. Contacts on the more junior end of the partnership include Washington DC-based Anne Choe, who is praised by clients for her ‘incredible understanding of investment management regulation‘, and New York trio Brian GreeneJohn Knapke, and Deborah Tuchman, all of whom were promoted at the start of 2020. Laura Friedrich joined in New York from Shearman & Sterling LLP in February 2020.