JESSE KEAN has extensive experience leading a variety of transactions for open-end and closed-end investment companies, including complex fund mergers and the registration of currently active funds under the Investment Company Act and the Securities Act. His experience includes the launch and ongoing representation of global, emerging market, and U.S.-focused funds with a variety of market capitalizations, as well as ESG funds, liquid alternative funds, multi-asset funds, index funds, target date funds, money market funds, ETFs, sector-specific funds, smart beta funds, and credit funds, certain of which use unique strategies, derivatives, and offshore subsidiaries. Jesse also has experience counseling the independent trustees of such funds.
Strong leadership on behalf of his clients has earned Jesse recognition in Chambers Global (2021–2023) and Chambers USA (2021–2023) in Registered Funds, as well as in The Legal 500 US for his work in Mutual/Registered Funds.
Jesse is part of Sidley’s Investment Funds practice team that has won numerous top awards as a provider of legal services to the investment funds industry: two-time winner of Chambers’ “Investment Funds Team of the Year for the U.S.”; four-time recipient of first-tier national rankings in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings for Mutual Funds Law; and recognized as a leading firm for Registered Funds by Chambers USA every year since 2008.