Jamie M. Gershkow



Jamie Gershkow


Jamie Gershkow focuses her practice on advising investment companies, independent trustees 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 exchange-traded funds (ETFs), money market funds, and multi-manager funds. Jamie also counsels on transactional matters, such as fund mergers and acquisitions. 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 money market fund clients in addressing the many varied matters impacting money market fund management, operations, and compliance. 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.
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Representative Matters

  • advised numerous start-up investment advisers and established global investment firms in launching index-based (including smart beta) and actively managed ETFs
  • assisted in representation of various investment companies within large fund complexes in connection with the launch of new alternative strategy, multi-manager funds, including drafting and reviewing registration statements and preparing the corporate documentation necessary to launch the funds
  • advised an ETF investment adviser in its sale to a global investment firm
  • assisted in preparing proxy solicitation materials in connection with a large financial services company’s agreement with an investment
    manager to acquire and reorganize 17 equity and bond mutual funds with $3.6 billion in assets into a mutual fund complex
  • assisted investment advisers and trust companies within a large asset management group with respect to compliance with various CPO and CTA exemptions and exclusions

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Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Drexel University School of Law
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Maryland

  • Schuylkill River Development Corporation, Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Stradley Ronon Associates Committee
  • Women in ETFs – Philadelphia Leadership Board
  • Women's Investment Management Forum 

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Regulatory Update,” Crane’s Bond Fund Symposium 2019
  • Presenter, “Money Fund Regulations: 2a-7 Basics & History,” Crane's Money Fund University 2019
  • Moderator, “SEC's Proposed ETF Rule,” Women in ETFs hosted by Stradley Ronon
  • Speaker, “ETF Momentum: The Accelerated Use of Exchange Traded Funds,” Women in Investing Network of Philadelphia
  • Panelist, “Money Market Funds: 2014 Fundamental and Other Reforms and 2015 Reforms to Remove References to Ratings,” Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Presenter, “Money Fund Regulations: 2a-7 Basics & History,” Crane’s Money Fund University 2018
  • Panelist, "YLD Bootcamp: Tactics, Tips and Tricks for Law Students and New Lawyers," Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Panelist, “The Board as Springboard”
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In The Community

Jamie serves on the board of the Philadelphia chapter of Women in ETFs, a nonprofit organization that seeks to further the careers of women in the ETF industry by leveraging collective skill and ambition.

Jamie also serves on the board of the Schuylkill River Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization that works with the City of Philadelphia and stakeholders to build, maintain, and program Schuylkill Banks; and drive improvements in recreation and transportation, community and economic development, public health, and environmental stewardship.

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