NATHAN GREENE is a partner in the Investment Funds practice. He has extensive experience advising on the regulatory aspects of fund and investment advisory operations, and also counsels funds and financial institutions on regulatory considerations around emerging technologies like blockchain, big data and artificial intelligence. His practice includes the formation and representation of U.S. and foreign investment companies, sponsors, advisers and directors, including SEC registration, exemptions, inspections and investigations; fund formation, distribution and marketing; fund board and governance matters; compliance manuals and testing; and high-profile corporate transactions involving asset management businesses. He is particularly well-known for his representation of prominent industry participants in the registered alternatives market and has notable experience representing major players in M&A deals that have a registered fund component.
Nathan has lectured on funds regulation at prominent New York-area law schools. He is regularly quoted in prominent publications and news services, including BoardIQ, Bloomberg, Fund Board Views, Hedge Fund Law Report, Reuters and The Wall Street Journal. Nathan is in demand as a speaker, including on issues relating to big data, blockchain and artificial intelligence.
Nathan has been recognized by Chambers Global (2021) and Chambers USA in Investment Funds: Registered Funds (2017–2021). Clients commented in the 2018 edition that “he knows the regulations inside out,” adding that “he is adept at taking complex concepts and being able to communicate them; he’s creative in finding solutions.” In the 2017 edition, clients said he is “the expert on the Investment Company Act” and “an extremely savvy lawyer who understands the complex intertwining of the business and regulatory worlds better than most.” He has been recognized as a “Financial & Corporate Rising Star” in Investment Funds in IFLR1000 (2018) and a “Leading Individual” in Private Funds: Regulatory by Who’s Who Legal (2017). Nathan has received the prestigious “BTI Client Service All-Star” Award for outstanding client service (2015) and the Burton Award for distinguished legal writing (2013). Nathan has also been recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in Investment Funds in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers.