Edward G. Eisert

Senior Counsel

Edward G. Eisert, a senior counsel in the New York office, is a member of the Corporate Group.  He focuses his practice on investment management, financial products, joint ventures and regulatory compliance.  Ed represents U.S. and non-U.S. domiciled global financial institutions in a wide array of matters spanning his practice specialties. 

Ed’s investment management experience includes the structuring and restructuring of U.S. and non-U.S. private investment funds (e.g., private equity and venture capital funds, hedge funds, and funds of funds) with respect to a broad range of asset classes; the representation of institutional investors in private funds; and separately managed account mandates.  His experience within financial products also includes the structuring of cross-border securities offerings, structured note programs and liability driven investment programs.

Ed’s regulatory experience includes the structuring and operations of investment advisers and broker-dealers; the asset management and custody activities of trust companies; the side-by-side management of registered funds, private funds and separately managed accounts; advice regarding the regulation, asset management and custody activities of dually registered broker-dealers and investment advisers; and cross-border broker-dealer, investment adviser and bank regulatory issues.

Within joint ventures and M&A, Ed’s experience includes the structuring and operations of cross-border and U.S. joint ventures in investment management, management “lift-outs,” and acquisitions and mergers of investment management firms. 

Ed has a "Preeminent" peer review ranking by Martindale-Hubbell® in the following practice areas: Private Investment Funds, Dodd-Frank Act Analysis, Financial Institutions & Market Regulation, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity.

Before joining Orrick, Ed was a partner of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP; a Senior Vice President, the General Corporate Counsel, Corporate Secretary and AML Compliance Officer of Fiduciary Trust Company International (an FDIC insured bank and subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc.); and a partner of K&L Gates LLP.

Edward Eisert
  • “Dodd-Frank Update: The Volcker Rule; Regulation of Derivatives; and Systemically Important Financial Institutions,” 2012 Annual Meeting and Education Conference, American College of Investment Counsel, Oct. 25, 2012
  • Total Access Program, The JOBS Act in the IPO Market, Oct. 11, 2012
  • “The Impact of the Volcker Rule on the Sponsorship and Ownership of Private Funds – The Institutional Investor Perspective,” American College of Investment Counsel, January 26, 2012
  • "Alternative Analysts' Forum: Ready, Set, Regulate: How Regulation is Changing the Hedge Fund Industry," Moderator, New York Society of Securities Analysts, April 8, 2010
  • "Global AML Seminar," Deloitte AML Strategic Leadership Group, January 13, 2009
  • "Integrated vs. Stand-Alone AML Programs," Deliotte AML Strategic Leadership Group, September 24, 2008
  • "Anti-Money Laundering - Where Do Investment Advisors Fit In?," The 8th Annual Investment Advisor Compliance Forum, May 30, 2007
  • "Designing & Conducting Productive Compliance Training Sessions," The 8th Annual Investment Advisor Compliance Forum, May 30, 2007
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Admitted In
  • New York

  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1973
  • A.B., Cornell University, 1969
  • Note and Comment Editor, New York University Law Review
  • Honorable Charles L. Brieant, U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y.
  • Member MFA Outside Counsel Forum Steering Committee, 2012-2015
  • The Economic Club of New York
  • The University Club of New York
  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • N.Y.U. Law Alumni Association

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