Janna Manes is a partner and a member of the Registered Funds Group at Proskauer. She has worked with registered investment companies and their boards of directors (primarily mutual funds and in more recent years ETFs) for all of her nearly 25 years of practice. In addition to private practice, Janna’s career has included serving as General Counsel of a major asset management firm. As a result, her skill set covers the full range of the Investment Company Act practice. Her background and varied client base enables her to approach matters with the benefit of her diverse experiences to provide timely and practical advice appropriate to a client’s specific circumstances.
Janna advises many clients on a day-to-day basis on legal requirements and industry practices regarding compliance matters, SEC filings, board governance matters and fund formations and reorganizations. She also has extensive experience negotiating both routine and complex service provider agreements, structuring and reviewing compliance programs, and assisting clients in managing long term projects to comply with new regulations or implement fund management or board initiatives.