Business & Leadership

BakerHostetler launches new Investment Funds team

The 945-lawyer firm has made a lateral hire in a bid to provide a one-stop investment fund shop
Adam Gale

The 945-lawyer firm has made a lateral hire in a bid to provide a one-stop investment fund shop

BakerHostetler announced today that it is launching a new Investment Funds team, based in the firm’s New York office. It has hired Adam Gale, formerly co-head of the Investment Funds practice at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, where he spent six years after a stint as senior counsel at the Bank of New York.


Gale, who will be leading the new department jointly with investment disputes expert Jessie Gabriel, specialises in middle-market investment funds, and has experience in fund formation and structuring, regulatory advice and acting for broker-dealers. He has also advised on ICOs (initial coin offerings), an increasingly prominent feature of the capital markets landscape and particularly challenging in the US given the relatively strict Financial Industry Regulatory Authority rules surrounding these issuances.


‘Adam is a terrific addition to the firm,’ says New York office managing partner George Stamboulidis, ‘and his experience will benefit attorneys not just in New York but across our offices nationwide.’


Indeed, Gale’s transactional and regulatory acumen coupled with Gabriel’s experience in litigation and compliance strengthens BakerHostetler’s bid to be a one-stop shop for investment fund clients. Gabriel is sanguine about this, and about the firm’s general expertise in sectors that are currently interesting investors. She told The American Lawyer in an interview, ‘We had the pieces, we had the skillset, but we were driven towards this broader view. With Adam coming on, it was just the perfect time to go forward with this.’

Read the full Special Report: USA: Global Powerhouse

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. In a world where the only thing that doesn't change is change itself, opportunities and risks are too obvious to ignore, and the legal market is no exception. As a nearly $300 billion industry and one of the most profitable in the world, the U.S. legal industry is under fundamental transformation. Whether in-house counsel or law firms, only those with far-ranging sights, clear thoughts and quick action can survive and thrive.
Summary The IPO Annual Meeting: An IP event not to miss Merger master Wachtell scores impressive double-whammy Eversheds Sutherland Opens a Chicago Office HFW Hires Additional Energy Partner Interview with Manny Schecter, IBM's Chief Patent Counsel Interview with Brian Fahey, CEO at MyComplianceOffice Analysis: Exodus From Proskauer as Kirkland Makes Big Hires Power move: Sidley Austin hires Orrick energy partners The Rise of Litigation Funders in the USA Interview: Jason Parkman, CEO, Mitratech


Accenture's CEO and CFO interview by Leaders League Group

About us