Jessica D. Burt frequently counsels on the applicability and interpretation of federal securities laws, and assists in the representation of clients in the investment management industry, including:
- Registered Investment Companies: Advises clients on the federal securities laws pertaining to the organization and registration of investment companies. She drafts and reviews critical documentation, such as registration statements, proxy solicitation materials, information statements, shareholder reports, investment adviser registration materials, and compliance policies and procedures.
- Investment Advisers: Participates in counseling investment advisers with respect to their obligations under the securities laws. She also assists in the representation of investment management clients undertaking a corporate merger or reorganization.
- Independent Directors: Participates in advising boards of directors on issues arising under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, as well as various governance issues.
While in law school, Jessica served as the senior note and comment editor for the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law. She was also a legal research and writing teaching assistant and was recognized with a dean’s fellowship for Legal Rhetoric. She also served as a student attorney for the Domestic Violence and Women and the Law clinics. Jessica began her career at Stradley Ronon as a summer associate.
Prior to law school, she was a program associate for the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, where she conducted research and wrote grant proposals, securing $75,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice for farmworker public education campaigns.