Morgan Lewis is welcoming Brendan Kalb, former managing director and general counsel at AQR Capital Management LLC, one of the world’s leading asset management firms, to its investment management team as a partner in New York.
Mr. Kalb, who was responsible for managing the full spectrum of AQR’s legal affairs, joined that firm in 2004 from Willkie Farr & Gallagher. He has extensively counseled on issues relating to the establishment and ongoing operation of registered funds, hedge funds and other unregistered funds, regulatory matters, and futures and derivatives, as well as on investing in the United States and other countries, including emerging markets. He will start officially on July 2.
“Brendan is widely respected within the asset management industry and his arrival will benefit our clients seeking advice in all areas of investment management,” said Firm Chair Jami McKeon. “New York is a global center for the investment fund and asset management industry, and Brendan has long been a major figure in that community.”
A frequent speaker at industry conferences on regulatory matters affecting the financial services industry, Mr. Kalb has held leadership roles in numerous investment management associations, including as former chairman of the Managed Funds Association’s Commodity Trading Advisor, Commodity Pool Operator, and Futures Committee; a senior fellow and lecturer with the Regulatory Compliance Association; and a member of the board of directors of the National Futures Association. He also serves on the board of advisors of the Institute for Law and Economics, a joint research center under the sponsorship of the Law School, the Wharton School, and the Department of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.
“Brendan’s broad background includes advising on legal matters involving new product development, the formation and operation of registered and unregistered funds, derivatives and commodities, and regulatory and compliance matters,” said Louis Singer, leader of Morgan Lewis’s investment management practice. “That, combined with his leadership in the asset management industry, will make him a key resource for our clients.”
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