Sweeney brings to Shearman & Sterling 25 years of experience representing investment managers in connection with their fund products. He began his legal career in the Capital Markets Group at Shearman & Sterling and subsequently spent 10 years practicing in the legal department of Merrill Lynch Asset Management, focusing on registered investment companies and investment advisor regulation. Since 2002, he has been in private practice, specializing in private fund work.“We are delighted to welcome Patrick back to Shearman & Sterling,” said Nathan Greene, Co-Practice Group Leader of the Asset Management Group, which includes the firm’s Investment Funds practice. “His many years of experience representing investment managers in regulatory and transactional matters will be a tremendous benefit to our clients in helping them achieve their business goals.”
“Shearman & Sterling offers investment managers an impressive legal services platform comprised of attorneys with decades of collective, far-reaching practice experience,” said Sweeney. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Asset Management Group.”Sweeney has written extensively on issues of interest to investment fund managers, including SEC compliance requirements for cybersecurity and business continuity, innovative capital raising opportunities provided by the JOBS Act and the changing regulatory environment for private fund managers under Dodd-Frank. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer at industry gatherings.