Wendy E. Cohen
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Wendy E. Cohen is Managing Partner at Katten’s New York office and Co-Chair of the Investment Management and Funds group. Wendy boasts over three decades of expertise in assisting investment managers and other participants in the asset management ecosystem. Specializing in private investment funds, Wendy is the go-to advisor for a diverse clientele, offering personalized and commercially viable advice, and is seasoned in navigating the increasingly complex web of regulations that impact investment managers. Her deep legal knowledge covers every asset class and strategy within the private investment funds space, with particular specialization in quantitative and algorithmic strategies.
Wendy’s unique strength lies in understanding and addressing clients’ specific needs while minimizing regulatory risks. From simplifying complex compensation structures to obtaining exemptions for regulatory obstacles, she delivers tailored solutions. Wendy played a pivotal role in launching one of the earliest cryptocurrency-focused investment funds, showcasing her adaptability to cutting-edge issues and new asset classes.
Beyond her legal prowess, Wendy is a champion for women in law and finance. As a Global Angel Member of 100 Women in Finance for over a decade, she also co-chairs its Legal Peer Advisory Group. She is also an active participant in Katten’s Women Leadership Forum, is a mentor to female attorneys as part of Katten’s Kattalyst Program at the firm, and hosts events at Katten’s New York office, fostering networking opportunities and supporting the strategic advancement of women attorneys.
With a passion for empowering women and a track record of navigating complex legal landscapes, Wendy Cohen stands as a trusted leader in the competitive world of asset management.
Read Wendy’s recent feature article in law.com here:
How I Made Office Managing Partner: ‘A True Leader Wants to Empower Others,’ Says Wendy E. Cohen of Katten
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