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Wendy E. Cohen

New York Office

Wendy E. Cohen, co-chair of the New York Financial Services group, represents investment managers and other sponsors of domestic and offshore securities and commodities hedge funds, funds of funds and other public and private pooled investment vehicles, as well as their service providers, including their managers, brokers, financial intermediaries and other financial institutions, and investment professionals. She provides advice on all corporate, regulatory and related matters facing investment funds, including structure and organization, ongoing operations, restructuring and dissolution.

Having practiced for 30 years in the financial services space with a focus on public and private investment funds, Wendy has amassed considerable experience relating to domestic and offshore offering requirements, including 1933 Act,1934 Act and Commodity Exchange Act compliance, the application of Advisers Act regulations and 1940 Act avoidance.

Wendy is a frequent speaker and/or moderator at hedge fund-related events, including the Goldman Sachs Fifth Annual Managed Account Seminar, HFMWeek – CTA Intelligence Briefing on "Brexit for US Systematics," 2016 Hedge Fund Marketing Leadership Summit panel "How to Gain Clients Outside the US," and Katten panels "Recent Legal Developments on Securities and Derivatives Issues for Sell-Side and Buy-Side Market Participants" and "The Weakest Link: Where Is the Achilles Heel of Your Cybersecurity Program?". She has co-authored numerous articles, including several Katten client advisories on investment adviser regulations under Dodd-Frank and Commodity Futures Trading Commission rules.

Shown below is a selection of Wendy’s engagements.


Legal 500, 2016–2019
November 24, 2015
January 11, 2010 (updated June 2010)
November 30, 2015
Co-author, When A Victim Of Fraud Gets Sued For Fraud, Asset Management, Law360, Securities Law360
November 18, 2015
Co-author, Cyber-Attacks and Developments in Cybersecurity, The Review of Securities and Commodities Regulation
June 18, 2012
Co-author, CFTC Adopts Significant Changes to CPO and CTA Registration and Compliance Requirements, Journal of Investment Compliance
May 28, 2012
Author, Glimpse Life as a CFTC Registrant in Case Your Firm Must Head This Way, IA Week
August 9, 2017
Moderator | Regulation of Digital Tokens in the US: Bitcoin, Blockchain and Insight Into the Views of the CFTC and SEC | New York, New York
March 26, 2012
Speaker | Hedge Fund Legal and Tax Update | Goldman Sachs Fifth Annual Managed Account Seminar
January 17, 2012
Presenter | Impact of Regulation on Client Reporting and Due Diligence | Infovest21 Seminar sponsored by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP, New York | New York, New York
Wendy E. Cohen


  • JD, New York University School of Law
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut


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