BLAKE FILLION primarily concentrates his practice on hedge fund, private equity fund and commodity pool formation, including limited partner representations, as well as investment adviser regulation and compliance. He also advises buy-side clients in negotiating derivatives and trading documentation.
In 2017, Blake returned to Sidley, where he was an associate in the Chicago and London offices from 2007-2012, from Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C. where he served as legal counsel from 2012-2017 in Farallon’s San Francisco and London offices.
Sidley’s investment management team has won numerous top awards as a provider of legal services to the investment funds industry: two-time winner of Chambers and Partners’ “Investment Funds Team of the Year for the U.S.”; Institutional Investor’s Alpha magazine’s 2014 Alpha Awards top “onshore” (U.S.) law firm serving the hedge fund industry; four-time recipient of first-tier national rankings in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings for Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, Mutual Funds Law and Derivatives and Futures Law; and ranked in the top band for Hedge Funds and as leading firm for Registered Funds by Chambers USA every year since 2008.