General Counsel & Compliance Conference
This event starts on October 11th at 12:00 PM.
On October 11th, 2018, YJP will be hosting its General Counsel & Compliance Conference.
This conference will exclusively bring together 100 of the top General Counsels and Chief Compliance Officers for a half day conference to discuss best practices, insights, and ideas with fellow peers.
The breakout sessions, featuring intimate roundtable discussions formatted to maximize interaction and value, will focus on topics such as:
- GDPR & NYFDS Cybersecurity Regulations: Maintaining Compliance both Locally & Globally
- The Effects of Technology on the Legal Landscape
- Expectations & Trends in SEC Examinations for the Near Future
- Investment Research, Big Data, & Web Scraping: Ethics & More
- The Evolving Role of the General Counsel
- and many more!
Join us for a half-day conference of stimulating conversation, gourmet food and drink, and high-level networking with the top names in the industry.
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Adam Felsenthal is the Vice President - Legal and Compliance of Irving Place Capital. Prior to Irving Place, Mr. Felsenthal was an Associate at the law firms of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP. Mr. Felsenthal received a J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where he was a Robert McKay Scholar, and a B.S., cum laude, in Accounting from Yeshiva University, and is also a Certified Public Accountant. Based in New York City, Irving Place Capital (IPC) is a mid-market private equity firm that invests in the industrial, packaging, consumer and retail industries. Since its founding in 1997, IPC has invested in over 60 portfolio companies, and focuses on making control or entrepreneur-driven investments where it can apply its substantial operating and strategic resources and expertise to enhance value. IPC has successfully executed a broad range of transactions, including buyouts, recapitalizations, build-ups, corporate divestitures, take-privates and distressed-to-control situations, and generally seeks to invest in companies headquartered in North America or Western Europe. More information about Irving Place Capital is available at www.irvingplacecapital.com.
Bruce Kahne is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer U.S. of EnTrustPermal and General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of EnTrustPermal Securities LLC. Mr. Kahne was previously Partner and General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer of EnTrust and EnTrust Securities LLC. Mr. Kahne joined EnTrust in September 2007, and he was also Chair of the EnTrust Compliance and Conflicts Committee, a member of the EnTrust Risk Committee, a member of the EnTrust operational due diligence team, and is responsible for reviewing the legal documents of underlying and prospective managers. Prior to joining EnTrust, Mr. Kahne was a Partner in the Investment Management Group at K&L Gates LLP, where the focus of his practice was the formation, structure, regulation and compliance of private investment vehicles. Mr. Kahne began his investment management career as an Associate and then Counsel at Seward & Kissel LLP. Mr. Kahne received a JD from Fordham Law School and a BA from Binghamton University and holds Series 7, Series 24, Series 63 licenses and has completed the Partners, Directors & Senior Officers course administered by the Canadian Securities Institute.
Daniel joined Wexford Capital LP in June 2012 as Deputy General Counsel. Since joining Wexford, Daniel has been primarily responsible for all compliance and regulatory matters as well as a wide variety of other legal matters that relate to Wexford's hedge funds, private equity business, portfolio companies, human resources, and general business operations. Prior to joining Wexford, Daniel served as Associate Corporate Counsel at Dreman Value Management; interned for the Honorable Michael J. Obus, Chief Administrative Judge for the Manhattan Criminal Court; and served as a research assistant to Ambassador Andrew Jacovides, the former ambassador of Cyprus to each Germany, the United State, and the United Nations. Daniel received a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law in 2008, where he was only the second American law student to win the Neil Kaplan Award for the Best Oralist at the annual Willem C. Vis (East) International Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Brown University in 2003, where he studied abroad at the Universite Paris-Sorbonne (Paris I and Paris IV) in 2002.
David A. Palamé is Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel at Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY) and General Counsel at Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc. (NYSE: CLNC). Mr. Palamé’s responsibilities cover legal, private capital formation, investment, regulatory and compliance support for the Colony Capital and Colony Credit businesses. Prior to joining the Colony Capital business in 2007, Mr. Palamé was an associate with the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and served as a law clerk to the Honorable William J. Rea, United States District Court for the Central District of California at Los Angeles.
Mr. Palamé received a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served on the board of officers of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
Diana LaMorie is a Compliance Manager at Two Sigma Investments, LP, where she drafts and administers policies and procedures to comply with SEC, CFTC, NFA regulations for three related investment advisers based in NY (as well as FCA regulations for the firm’s UK office). At Two Sigma, Diana also leads automation efforts for enhanced compliance surveillance, creates tailored compliance oversight processes for key strategic projects, and advises business constituents on various compliance matters across the firm. Prior to her current role, Diana worked at Standard General L.P. as a Legal & Compliance Associate (2012 to 2013). Prior to that, she was a Regulatory Compliance Associate at Duff & Phelps (formerly Kinetic Partners) (2010 to 2011). Diana holds a J.D. (2010) from Brooklyn Law School, as well as a B.S. in Finance (2006) and M.B.A. in Finance (2007), both from Fordham University.
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Gabriel Mairzadeh joined Investcorp in 2015 from Balestra Capital where he was Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to Balestra Capital, Mr. Mairzadeh spent seven years at BlackRock Alternative Advisors, and practiced law with Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and accountancy at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Mairzadeh has a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law (magna cum laude) and a BBA in Accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College in New York (summa cum laude). He also holds the IACCP, CPA and CFA designations.
Jennifer Boyce is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at The Riverside Company. She joined the company in 2012 in their Cleveland Office. Previously, she served as a Partner at Jones Day in Cleveland. She received her BA from Purdue University, and her JD from the University of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Hanlon serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for Crescent Capital Group LP and is member of Crescent’s Executive Management team. Prior to joining the team, Mr. Hanlon was the CCO for the Fidelity Investments Equity and High Income Mutual Funds and Exchanged Traded Funds. Mr. Hanlon was at Fidelity Investments for 13 years in various Compliance capacities. Mr. Hanlon practiced law as a counselor and litigator for Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi from 1992 to 2001 where he focused on advising and representing insurers on regulatory matters and complex litigation. Mr. Hanlon received a JD from Boston College Law School and BS in Finance from Boston College.
Mr. Friedler joined Phoenix in June 2016 as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. In this role, he oversees the firm’s legal and compliance matters. Prior to joining Phoenix, Mr. Friedler was a Partner at Sadis & Goldberg where he counseled investment managers, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors on structuring and forming US and non-US investment funds, commodity pools and separately managed accounts. Mr. Friedler also prepared and negotiated various types of agreements, including seed capital agreements and joint venture agreements. Mr Friedler also regularly advised investment managers, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors on registration and ongoing compliance issues with the SEC, CFTC, NFA and FINRA. Prior to joining Sadis & Goldberg, Mr. Friedler was a Partner at McCarter & English, where he represented numerous private investment funds and counseled investment advisers. Mr. Friedler holds a J.D. degree, cum laude, from New York Law School.
Richard Wheelahan is the general counsel and chief compliance officer of Capitala Group and Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:CPTA). Richard was hired by Capitala Group in 2010 as an investment professional. In addition to serving as chief compliance officer and general counsel for the firm, Richard has a meaningful role in all capital markets activities of the firm, including the investment advisers and also the funds' debt and equity offerings, credit facilities and structured finance transactions. Prior to joining Capitala Group, Richard was a structured finance attorney with Mayer Brown LLP and a corporate transactional attorney with Moore & Van Allen PLLC. Richard graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.A. in Political Science and Russian Interdisciplinary Studies, received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill, NC, and is a member of the North Carolina Bar.
Mr. Todorovich is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Shenkman Capital Management, Inc., an SEC registered investment adviser focused on credit research and high yield investing. Previously, he was General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer of Prosiris Capital Management LP, a credit-oriented investment manager and Associate General Counsel at Eton Park Capital Management, L.P., a multi-strategy hedge fund manager. Prior to joining Eton Park, Mr. Todorovich was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he provided legal counsel to the sales and trading desks in the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Division. He joined Goldman Sachs from Shearman & Sterling LLP, where he was an Associate in the Asset Management Group in New York. He is an active member of industry and professional association committees and working groups focused on the investment management industry, derivatives, and financial regulation. Mr. Todorovich received his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University.
Mr. Spencer is a Senior Managing Director as well as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Siris Capital. He joined Siris from Point72 Asset Management, L.P., where he was a Managing Director in the legal department, primarily representing the firm in connection with its private investments. Previously, he was an attorney with the law firm of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law and a B.Sc. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.
Tracey is the Chief Legal Officer at Bridgewater Associates, LP and has been with Bridgewater since 2012. Tracey is responsible for the management of legal risk across Bridgewater and the funds, and oversees legal work product and related internal controls functions. Prior to joining Bridgewater, Tracey spent close to a decade with the international law firms, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP and Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, representing banks, issuers, private equity funds and mezzanine funds in a wide range of banking and securities transactions. Tracey also has experience representing public and private companies on corporate law and corporate governance matters.
Tracey received her Bachelor of Arts degree from The Johns Hopkins University, Master of Sciences degree from University of Pennsylvania, and Juris Doctorate from University of Southern California School of Law. Tracey serves on the Board of Directors of Make-A-Wish Connecticut and The Johns Hopkins Lacrosse Advisory Board. Tracey is a member of the California State Bar, New York State Bar, District of Columbia Bar, and is Authorized In-House Counsel in Connecticut.