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Jay G. Baris is a partner in the Investment Funds practice and has practiced in the asset management area for more than 35 years.

Jay is widely recognized for his breadth of experience representing registered funds, investment advisers, financial institutions, broker-dealers and independent directors on the full spectrum of financial services regulation, transactions and governance matters.  Jay’s work with registered funds spans mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and business development companies (BDCs). He has extensive experience advising on the regulatory aspects of fund and investment advisory operations, and has represented numerous clients on mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, compliance, exemptive applications and compliance issues. He also advises operating companies on “status” issues that arise under the Investment Company Act of 1940.  More recently, he has been advising FinTech clients on cryptocurrency issues.

An active speaker and writer on issues concerning investment management and the regulation of financial institutions, Jay has been published in a variety of trade and general interest publications, Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law AdvisorThe New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, The Review of Securities & Commodities RegulationFund Action, The Review of Banking & Financial Services, Fund Directions and Fund Board Views.