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George Zornada

Fax +1.617.261.3175

Mr. Zornada practices investment management and securities law. He regularly represents investment advisers, open and closed-end investment companies and their boards of directors, and private investment entities such as hedge funds and fund of funds.

Mr. Zornada’s practice includes a broad spectrum of regulatory and transactional matters including:

  • counseling investment advisers and investment companies on regulatory and compliance issues
  • representing open and closed-end funds and other issuers before the Securities and Exchange Commission on exemptive applications, no-action letter requests and disclosure, registration, and other filings
  • counseling boards of directors of open and closed-end funds
  • extensively representing advisers and funds with respect to utilization of alternative investments
  • extensively representing closed-end funds, including many funds of hedge funds, in initial offerings and capital and leveraging transactions, and
  • organizing and advising onshore and offshore hedge funds and fund of funds and their managers

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates in 2000, Mr. Zornada worked in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management. Mr. Zornada was Branch Chief, Office of Investment Company Regulation, and previously was Senior Counsel and Team Leader in the Office of Disclosure Regulation. Mr. Zornada also served in the SEC's Office of General Counsel. Before joining the SEC, Mr. Zornada worked in the Office of General Counsel at Laclede Gas Company, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member of the Editorial Board of The Investment Lawyer
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Ripon College