Greene, Nathan J.

Nathan J. Greene


Nathan Greene is Co-Practice Group Leader of the Asset Management Group, advising on regulatory aspects of fund and investment advisory operations. His practice includes the formation and representation of US and foreign investment companies, sponsors, advisers and directors, including SEC registration, exemptions, inspections and investigations; fund formation, distribution and marketing; fund board and governance matters; compliance manuals and testing; and corporate transactions involving asset management businesses.

Mr. Greene has been recognized by leading legal reference publications Chambers USA, which calls him a “notable practitioner… praised for his calm, objective and comprehensive advice,” and Legal 500 U.S., which refers to his “deep knowledge and business-focused advice.” Commenting on regulatory activity, Mr. Greene is quoted in prominent publications and news services, including BoardIQ, Bloomberg, Hedge Fund Law Report and the Wall Street Journal.

Mr. Greene has lectured and written on a broad range of asset management topics, participating as a speaker or panelist at industry conferences sponsored by such organizations as the Global Association of Risk Professionals, Institutional Investor, Investment Company Institute, MAR Hedge, the National Society of Compliance Professionals and the Regulatory Compliance Association. He has lectured at Rutgers University Law School (Newark), Fordham University Law School and SUNY Buffalo Law School.

Mr. Greene is a 2013 Burton Award winner for distinguished legal writing. Mr. Greene’s articles appear in, among other publications, the BNA Securities Regulation and Law Report, Financial Fraud Law Report, Hedge Fund Law Report, Investment Lawyer, Journal of Securities Compliance, Journal of Structured Finance, and Private Equity International. He has contributed book chapters to Hedge Funds and Prime Brokers (RiskBooks 2009), The U.S. Private Equity Fund Compliance Guide (PEI 2010), Research Handbook on Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Alternative Investments (Edward Elgar Publishing 2012) and Investment Adviser Regulation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance and the Law (Practising Law Institute 2012).

In addition to asset management matters, Mr. Greene has been active in Shearman & Sterling’s pro bono asylum and domestic abuse practices, winning a 2002 victory on behalf of an asylum seeker in U.S. Immigration Court. Because that case established new law in its area, it was profiled in the New York Law Journal and listed in the Lexis Nexis Immigration Law “Immigration Cases of Interest” database.



  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1999, magna cum laude
  • University of Maryland, College Park, B.A., 1995
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