Jack P. Governale

Jack P. Governale is the head of Katten’s New York Financial Services practice. Jack is a Registered Foreign Lawyer and a non-practicing partner in Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP. He concentrates his practice in the area of investment management, representing domestic and offshore private investment funds and their managers, as well as investment advisers, commodity pool operators, and commodity trading advisors. Jack structures and organizes domestic and offshore hedge funds, funds-of-funds, venture capital funds and private equity funds and advises funds in negotiating prime brokerage agreements, marketing and placement agent agreements, administration agreements, credit and leverage facilities, and ISDA master agreements. He also has a background in tax law, international law and cross-border transactions.

Jack advises his fund and investment manager clients on a broad range of securities and futures regulatory matters arising under the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act, the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, the Commodity Exchange Act, and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. He also assists investment advisers, commodity pool operators, and commodity trading advisors in registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission and advises them on their ongoing compliance and reporting obligations.

Jack’s broad base of private fund clients with multiple focuses enables him to provide clients with practical, market sensitive advice in an increasingly complex global regulatory environment.

Jack is a frequent speaker at hedge fund seminars and conferences.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Liquid Alternatives, 2) Investment Companies, 3) Futures and Derivatives, 4) Financial Services Regulatory and Compliance, 5) Private Equity and 6) Private Funds and Investment Management
Law School Brooklyn Law School (J.D.)
Education New York University (B.S.)
Bar Member / Association New Jersey State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
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