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practice accolades

Investment Management

Ranked, National Tier 1: Securities/Capital Markets Law, U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2013)

Ranked, Band 2: Investment Fund Formation and Management: Mutual/Registered Funds in The U.S. Legal 500 (2013)

Ranked, Band 2: Financial Services Regulation: Broker-Dealer Regulation in Chambers USA (2013)

Ranked, Band 3: Investment Funds: Registered Funds in Chambers USA (2013)

Private Investment Funds

Ranked "#1 Most Active Law Firm" globally, based on the number of private equity funds worked on for limited and general partners, by Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst (2013) 

Ranked, National Tier 1: Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2013)

honors + affiliations

Listed, Investment Fund Formation and Management: Mutual Funds in The US Legal 500 (2009)

bar admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
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Jennifer L. Klass
Partner


Email: jklass@morganlewis.com
New York
101 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10178-0060
Phone: 212.309.7105
Fax: 212.309.6001

Jennifer L. Klass is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Investment Management and Securities Industry Practice. Her practice focuses on investment adviser and broker-dealer regulation.

Ms. Klass has a broad background in investment management regulation and represents major investment banks, investment advisers, broker-dealers and the sponsors of private investment funds and mutual funds. She counsels clients on a wide range of securities regulatory matters, including advertising and communications with the public, social media, investment adviser registration, fiduciary duty and disclosure, internal controls and compliance policies and procedures, separately managed (or wrap fee) programs, regulatory examinations and enforcement actions, interpretive guidance, and “no-action” requests. She has particular experience with the convergence of investment advisory and brokerage services. 

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ms. Klass was vice president and associate general counsel at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she advised its private wealth management and asset management businesses. She previously served as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Morgan Lewis.

Ms. Klass received her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 1997 and her B.A. from Lehigh University in 1992.

Ms. Klass is admitted to practice in New York, the District of Columbia, and Pennsylvania.

education

  • Widener University School of Law, 1997, J.D.
  • Lehigh University, 1992, B.A., Magna Cum Laude