Jennifer L. Klass is a regulatory counseling lawyer with a broad background in investment management regulation. She advises clients on a wide range of investment advisory matters, including investment adviser registration and interpretive guidance, disclosure and internal controls, regulatory examinations, and enforcement actions. Her clients include major investment banks, investment advisers, broker-dealers, and the sponsors of private investment funds and mutual funds. Previously vice president and associate general counsel at Goldman, Sachs & Co., Jen’s practice focuses on the convergence of investment advisory and brokerage services.
Advertising and communications with the public, social media, and fiduciary duty and disclosure are among the securities regulatory areas in which Jen counsels clients. She also advises them on investment adviser registration, internal controls, compliance policies and procedures, separately managed (or wrap fee) programs, regulatory examinations and enforcement actions, interpretive guidance, and no-action requests.
While at Goldman, Sachs, Jen counseled its private wealth management and asset management businesses. She was also previously an associate at Morgan Lewis.
Lehigh University, 1992, B.A., Magna Cum Laude
Widener University School of Law, 1997, J.D.
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)
Recognized in Who’s Who Legal (2016)
Listed, Investment Fund Formation and Management: Mutual Funds in The US Legal 500 (2009)