Jeff Blumberg, a partner in the Chicago office of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, is an experienced investment management lawyer who regularly advises clients on regulatory, corporate governance, business and structural matters. He counsels registered and unregistered money managers including hedge fund managers, investment advisers, broker-dealers, commodity trading advisers and commodity pool operators. Jeff advises the managers of both U.S. and offshore investment funds on daily operations and planning, funding and structuring strategies that comply with regulatory requirements. He drafts and reviews fund documentation and agreements. Jeff also counsels investment advisers on operations and other key business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, SEC investigations and inspections, compliance policies, contracts, advertising and securities valuation. Prior to practicing law, Jeff spent seven years working in the financial services industry with one of the largest independent financial services firms in the Chicagoland area, where he was a registered principal for the firm’s broker-dealer office and acted as the internal compliance officer for the firm. Jeff also oversaw the firm’s technology infrastructure and provided advanced marketing support for the firm’s sales force in the areas of business succession and planning, executive compensation, retirement planning and estate planning. Jeff has also been a guest lecturer at Northwestern School of Law and a speaker at industry conferences on topics relating to hedge funds and registered investment advisers. In 2007, Jeffrey was named one of “40 Illinois Lawyers Under 40 to Watch” by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. Jeff received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, with high honors, in 2000, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1991.