Jedd H. Wider focuses on global private investment funds and managed accounts, particularly global hedge, private equity, secondary, and venture capital funds. As co-leader of the global private funds practice, he represents leading financial institutions, fund managers, and institutional investors in their roles as fund sponsors, placement agents, and investment entities. He assists clients through all stages of product development and capital raising as well as customized arrangements, seed and lead investor arrangements, and joint ventures. He specializes in all aspects of secondary transactions, and complex financial structurings.
Jedd concentrates on all aspects of bespoke fund products and arrangements including funds of one and managed accounts and regularly advises clients on all aspects of regulatory compliance.
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.
He is conversant in French.
Tulane University Law School, 1992, J.D., Cum Laude
Princeton University, 1989, A.B.
Clerkship to Judge Nicholas Politan of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Best Law Firms for Fund Formation & Management, United States (Recommended), Leaders League and Décideurs (2021)
Lawyer of the Year, Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law, New York, The Best Lawyers in America (2020)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2019–2021)
Ranked, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds, USA, Chambers Global (2011–2013, 2016–2021)
Ranked, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds, Nationwide, Chambers USA (2006–2021)
Recommended, Investment fund formation and management: Private equity funds (including venture capital), The Legal 500 US (2021)
Recommended, Investment Fund Formation and Management: Alternative/Hedge Funds, The Legal 500 US (2009–2021)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 United States (2018)
Recognized, World's Leading Investment Funds Lawyers, International Financial Law Review/Expert Guides (2008)
Recognized, New York, Super Lawyers (2007–2009, 2011)
Editorial Board Member, The Journal of Investment Compliance
Member, Private Investment Funds Forum
Member, Committee on Private Investment Funds, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Member, American Bar Association
Board Member, New York Advisory Board, Facing History and Ourselves