Jesse P. Kanach

Co-Chair, Private Investment Funds

Jesse P. Kanach


Jesse Kanach is co-chair of the firm’s private investment funds practice and provides comprehensive advice on all aspects of the asset management industry. He represents a broad range of clients from domestic and international investment advisers and private funds — including hedge funds, venture capital funds, private equity funds and cryptocurrency funds — to family offices and regulated investment companies like business development companies. Jesse has experience in counseling registered fund clients on their launches of private funds, and counseling private fund clients on their entry into the registered fund space, including the launch of interval funds and discretionary repurchase funds-of-private-funds.

Sought after for his cutting-edge work advising on regulatory and compliance developments, Jesse offers clients pragmatic solutions to multi-layered issues. Jesse has a particular focus on private funds and registered or exempt reporting advisers, navigating clients among complex U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations, regulatory examinations, and enforcement actions.

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Representative Matters

  • Represents Backer, an investment adviser that merges financial services and technology to modernize the experience of investing tax-free with 529 plans.
  • Advised Nevada Power Co. (d/b/a NV Energy), an indirect subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co., in connection with an underwritten public offering of first mortgage bonds.
  • Represented Nasdaq in the development of its blockchain-based technology platform Nasdaq Linq, a digital ledger technology that leverages a blockchain to facilitate the issuance, cataloging and recording of share transfers for privately held companies.

*Includes representations prior to joining Stradley Ronon.

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Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A., University of Virginia

  • Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni (ASECA)

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, “Considerations for Investing in Digital Assets for Clients and the Proposed Custody Rule,” Investment Adviser Association Compliance Conference
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  • Expert Guides, World's Leading Investment Funds Lawyers
  • IFLR1000, Rising Star, Investment Funds
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