Jessica Marlin is an associate in the hedge funds practice group in New York, and she advises hedge funds, closed-end funds, hybrid funds, and their sponsors on all aspects of their businesses. Jessica focuses on start-up managers, fund formation, and single-investor products and negotiations. Jessica also spends significant time advising private fund clients on various compliance matters, including offering rules and securities law compliance.
Jessica’s experience also includes negotiating various contractual arrangements, including seed deals, bespoke employment agreements, secondary purchases of private equity fund interests, co-investment deals, separate account advisory agreements, and administration and other service provider agreements. Additionally, Jessica has advised clients with a wide range of investment strategies, including impact and ESG, credit, long only, long/short, macro, tail risk, activist, and CLO management. Jessica supports clients in their initial registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Form ADV preparation and amendments, and routine regulatory exams. Jessica also spent part of her legal career as the sole in house counsel to a large, well-known activist investment manager advising on all aspects of their business.
Jessica was also previously seconded to PIMCO to support their alternatives legal team.
During law school, Jessica served in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Chief Counsel in the Division of Investment Management as part of its Summer Honors Program.