Jedd H. Wider focuses on US and international private investment funds and managed accounts, particularly global hedge, private equity, and venture capital funds. Representing the world’s leading financial institutions, fund managers, investment banks, financial boutiques, and institutional investors, Jedd counsels clients in their roles as fund sponsors, placement agents, and investment entities and assists them through all stages of product development and capital raising as well as customized arrangements. He also advises on regulatory compliance, secondary transactions, complex financial structurings and transactions and joint ventures.
Members of the international media often seek out Jedd for his views on the hedge fund and private equity fund industries and capital markets. His analysis can be found in US and international publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Financial Times, as well as on television networks such as Bloomberg and CNN.
Jedd lectures and serves as a panelist on private investment fund topics for trade programs and organizations around the world. He has delivered speeches and presentations to numerous private fund conferences such as the Hedge Fund Institutional Forum, Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Limited Partners Summit, Endowments & Foundations Roundtable, Association of Life Insurance Counsel, National Association of Public Pension Fund Attorneys (NAPPA), West Legalworks, InfoVest21 Hedge Fund Conference, the Annual Euromoney Summit of European Hedge Funds in London, Capital Roundtable Fund Conferences, the Annual International Conference on Private Investment Funds in London, the Wharton Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference, the On Point Investors and Hedge Fund Risk Summit, and the Lazard Capital Markets Hedge Fund Conference.
Jedd is listed in The US Legal 500, Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers, and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
He serves as an editorial board member of The Journal of Investment Compliance andasan editor of the Morgan Lewis Hedge Fund Deskbook: Legal and Practical Guide for a New Era published by Thomson Reuters/West. He regularly publishes articles on current hedge fund and private equity fund topics. He co-chairs the Annual Morgan Lewis Advanced Topics in Hedge Fund Practices Conference and chairs Morgan Lewis’s Hedge Fund University Web Series.
Jedd clerked for Judge Nicholas Politan of the US District Court for the District of New Jersey and for US Attorney Rudolph Giuliani of the Southern District of New York.