Jeannie Sha is a department attorney in Nixon Peabody’s Complex Commercial Disputes practice group. Leveraging over 20 years of investment management practice, Jeannie provides a more commercial and business-minded approach to problem solving. Having served as in-house legal and regulatory compliance counsel at several hedge funds and financial institutions, she is accustomed to wearing many hats and working closely with C-suite executives to help get the company to the next level while managing any potential roadblocks along the way — an inevitable part of growing a business.
My primary area of focus is in the alternative investment industry, advising hedge fund clients at all stages of growth, from startup to well-established managers and financial institutions. The benefit of in-house experience is understanding and appreciating the various issues that may arise from the perspectives of the principals/management/parent company; the domestic and offshore private funds themselves; and the institutional and high net worth individual investors/shareholders. Having this unique and versatile perspective translates to many industries beyond financial services. For example, I work closely with and support other practice groups in relation to partnership disputes, employment and real estate matters, and government investigations.
Regulators will continue to seek greater control over the cryptocurrency space. Fraud allegations and shareholder litigation ultimately will put this at the forefront of the SEC and CFTC’s purview in their respective missions to protect Main Street investors.