Jamie Gershkow focuses her practice on advising investment companies and investment advisers. She frequently counsels on regulatory and compliance matters, the applicability and interpretation of securities laws, and the formation and management of registered investment companies, including multi-manager and sub-advised funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Jamie also counsels on transactional matters, such as fund mergers and acquisitions. She also advises investment management clients with respect to Commodity Futures Trading Commission requirements and compliance. Her experience includes representing:
- Registered Investment Companies: Jamie advises clients on the federal securities laws pertaining to the formation, registration and ongoing compliance of mutual funds and ETFs. She drafts and reviews critical documents, such as registration statements, proxy solicitation materials, information statements, shareholder reports, exemptive applications, compliance policies and procedures, and board meeting minutes and materials. Jamie assists ETF clients with all phases of the complex regulatory process required to introduce and operate index-based and actively managed ETFs. Jamie also assists in the preparation of N-14 registration statements in connection with fund mergers and acquisitions.
- Investment Advisers: Jamie assists in counseling investment advisers with respect to their obligations under federal and state securities laws, including issues related to federal and state registration, compliance, Form ADV, and Form PF. She also drafts and reviews a variety of contracts for clients, including agreements between mutual funds and their investment advisers.
While in law school, Jamie served as a member of the Drexel Law Review. Additionally, Jamie graduated with pro bono service honors for her work with the Education Law Center and the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. As a fellow in the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, she taught constitutional law to students in a Philadelphia high school and coached students participating in a moot court competition, with one student advancing to the national round of the competition.