Nathan J. Greene


Nathan Greene is a partner in the Investment Funds Group and head of the firm’s registered funds and investment adviser regulatory group, with extensive experience advising on the 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 quotes a source referring to Mr. Greene as “a bona fide expert in ’40 Act law.” In addition, Mr. Greene has been selected as “one of the world’s leading practitioners” in the field of Private Funds: Regulatory by Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds 2017 and was recognized as a BTI Client Service All-Star 2015.

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, MARHedge, 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, Bloomberg BNA’s Securities Regulation & 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).

Commenting on regulatory activity, Mr. Greene is quoted in prominent publications and news services, including BoardIQ, Bloomberg, Fund Board Views, Hedge Fund Law Report and the Wall Street Journal.



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