Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Josh Westerholm is a partner in the Investment Funds Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he is a key member of its hedge fund and financial regulatory practices, oversees the Firm’s global commodities practice, and has significant responsibility in the Firm’s transactional and derivatives practices. Josh focuses his practice on the representation of investment advisers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors, broker-dealers, private funds and family offices. Representations frequently include: Formation. Josh has represented U.S. and non-U.S. fund sponsors in the various aspects of forming, structuring and fundraising diverse private funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, funds of funds, commodity pools, ERISA plan asset funds, Exchange Act-registered funds, and various managed account structures. Regulatory, Examination and Enforcement Matters. Josh is first-contact or supervisory counsel for U.S. regulatory matters for U.S. and non-U.S. advisers with more than US $300 billion under management. He advises clients on sponsor, corporate, and transactional matters relating to securities and commodity regulations, including the Advisers Act, Company Act, Securities Act, Exchange Act, Commodity Exchange Act, CFTC Regulations, and FINRA and NFA rules. He also frequently counsels clients in all stages of routine and non-routine examinations and enforcement matters by the SEC, CFTC, FINRA and NFA. Trading Documentation. Josh has significant experience in drafting and negotiating trading documentation and brokerage agreements for end-users relating to exchange-traded and over-the-counter investment products and hedges. Asset Protection. Josh counsels clients in the products and counterparty relationships needed to receive asset protection under U.S. and non-U.S. regulatory regimes.