Alexandra Alberstadt is counsel in the Investment Management Group.
Alex specializes in the regulation of investment companies and advises public and private funds, investment advisers, and their service providers on a host of regulatory matters, including in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Her clients have included stand-alone funds, fund complexes, open-end funds, closed-end funds, ETFs, BDCs, transfer agents, registered and foreign advisers and ERAs, and a range of private funds. Alex also represents leading organizations and boards of directors on corporate governance, state and federal regulatory matters, compliance, and operational and business issues.
Alex has worked extensively on matters affecting registered funds and ETFs, including their formation, their registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, their service provider arrangements with investment advisers, distributors, transfer agents and custodians and their ongoing regulatory reporting, disclosure and compliance obligations. She pioneered the first mutual fund to ETF conversions which closed in March 2021 after an 18-month process with the SEC.
Prior to joining the firm, Alex was a partner at a global, virtual-driven law firm and at an Am Law 50 firm in the Investment Management Group and a member of the senior leadership of their Blockchain industry group. Previously she worked at an Am Law 100 firm in their Financial Services Group. She also served as a Law Clerk to the Hon. Charles L. Levin of the Michigan Supreme Court. Alex is a member of the NY City Bar’s Investment Management Regulation committee, and is frequently quoted in industry publications.
Alex received her B.A. from St. John’s College, her J.D., summa cum laude, from Michigan State University School of Law, and her LL.M. from New York University School of Law.