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Jack P. Governale

New York Office

Jack P. Governale is a partner in Katten's New York Financial Services practice. He concentrates his practice in the area of investment management, representing domestic and offshore private investment funds and their managers, as well as investment advisers, commodity pool operators, and commodity trading advisors. Jack structures and organizes domestic and offshore hedge funds, funds of funds, venture capital funds and private equity funds and advises funds in negotiating prime brokerage agreements, marketing and placement agent agreements, administration agreements, credit and leverage facilities, and ISDA master agreements. He also has a background in tax law, international law and cross-border transactions.

Jack advises his fund and investment manager clients on a broad range of securities and futures regulatory matters arising under the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act, the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, the Commodity Exchange Act, and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. He also assists investment advisers, commodity pool operators, and commodity trading advisors in registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission and advises them on their ongoing compliance and reporting obligations.

Jack's broad base of private fund clients with multiple focuses enables him to provide clients with practical, market sensitive advice in an increasingly complex global regulatory environment.

Jack is a frequent speaker at hedge fund seminars and conferences.

Shown below is a selection of Jack’s engagements.


Legal 500, 2014–2016
HFM European Hedge Fund Services Award, 2015
Author | Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest
Jack P. Governale


  • JD, Brooklyn Law School
  • BS, New York University

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US Tax Court
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York


Legal 500
HFM European Hedge Fund Services Award
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  • New York State Bar Association
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