JoAnn Strasser > Thompson Hine LLP > Columbus, United States > Lawyer Profile

Thompson Hine LLP
SUITE 1700
COLUMBUS, OH 43215-6101
United States

Work Department

Corporate Transactions & Securities/Investment Management/Securities & Shareholder Litigation


JoAnn is a partner and vice chair of our Corporate Transactions & Securities practice group and her practice focuses on the representation of registered funds, including ETFs, mutual funds, closed-end funds and interval funds, private funds, and registered investment advisers. She works with a broad spectrum of clients, from large, well established fund complexes to entrepreneurial investment advisers registering unique “first to market” funds. With over 20 years’ experience in private practice, she has the depth of experience necessary to identify issues, solve problems, and enable clients to achieve their business objectives.


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1994
  • University of Cincinnati, B.U.P., 1982, magna cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

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

Under the leadership of JoAnn Strasser, the team at Thompson Hine LLP counsels a diverse client base on product development decisions, mergers and reorganizations, SEC examinations, and compliance issues. A particular area of expertise for Strasser is that of alternative funds, including managed futures funds with off-shore subsidiaries, closed-end interval funds, fund-of-fund and master feeder structures, and long-short and absolute return funds. Columbus is the firm’s hub for registered funds work, fielding not only the practice head, but also Andrew Davalla – who brings more than 15 years of in-house experience to the group – and office managing partner Michael Wible. Over in Washington DC, Bibb Strench is noted for his knowledge of unique fund structures and ETF products, smart contacts and other blockchain innovations and start-up ETF firms.