JOSHUA COHEN has extensive experience in the formation, structuring and maintenance of open and closed-end private funds, including hedge funds, private equity and credit funds, hybrid funds, fund of funds vehicles, liquid alternative mutual funds and scalable platforms for fund sponsors. In addition, a significant portion of Josh’s practice is focused on providing strategic advice to asset management firms, including in connection with seed capital transactions and complex minority and majority investments, acquisitions and dispositions in existing firms. Josh also provides regulatory counseling under the Investment Advisers Act, the Securities Act of 1933, the Investment Company Act, the Commodity Exchange Act, the Bank Holding Company Act, the Dodd-Frank Act and applicable agency rules.
Josh leverages his prior in-house experience to provide a nuanced approach to his clients’ legal and business needs. Josh was previously a Managing Director and the General Counsel of Highbridge Capital Management, LLC and the Global Head of Alternatives Legal for JPMorgan Asset and Wealth Management, where he managed the legal affairs of Highbridge’s and JPMorgan Asset and Wealth Management’s $120 billion Alternatives platform, which spans across a broad range of alternative investment strategies and asset classes, including publicly traded equity and credit, private equity and credit, real estate and infrastructure in the U.S., Europe and Asia. In this role, and as a member of Highbridge’s Operating Committee and Board of Managers, Josh served as a trusted adviser to senior management at Highbridge and JPMorgan Asset and Wealth Management on numerous matters, including the creation of new lines of business, investment teams and strategies, acquisitions and divestments of controlling stakes in management companies in upfront and earnout structures, compensation arrangements for key investment personnel and succession planning. Immediately before joining Sidley, Josh worked in the Investment Funds practices of a prestigious international law firm.