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We are pleased to announce that Pillsbury has been shortlisted in the category of “Best Onshore Law Firm – Client Service” by HFM Week’s US Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2017. In 2016, we were awarded “Best Onshore Law Firm for Hedge Fund Startups”.

The US Hedge Fund Performance Awards was established to recognize providers of services to the hedge fund sector that have demonstrated exceptional innovation, customer service and performance over the last year. The awards are determined by a panel of independent industry experts who consider a combination of quantitative and qualitative measures.

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Pillsbury is hosting an event with the Association of Women in Alternative Investing (AWAI) on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  Kathleen Dunlap, CEO of Girls Who Invest ( will be speaking about the GWI program and how it inspires and supports young women become tomorrow’s investment leaders. The program will also include some of the young women who are interning in San Francisco after participating in GWI.  Ildiko Duckor, co-head of  Pillsbury’s investment funds practice, will moderate the program.

Introduction by: Carol Jupiter, Member of the Steering Committee of AWAI

Moderated by: Ildiko Duckor,  Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Speaker: Kathleen Dunlap, CEO, Girls Who Invest

The event will be held at Pillsbury located in 4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 2200, San Francisco, CA 94111.

To register please click HERE.

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Pillsbury is hosting an event with 100 Women in Finance on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Amanda Pullinger, CEO of 100 Women in Finance, and Diane Schrader, Board Member, will discuss the vision, maturity and growth of 100 Women in Finance.

The event will be held at Pillsbury located in 4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 2200, San Francisco, CA 94111.

To register for the event, please visit the 100 Women in Finance events page.

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NEW YORK—Pillsbury has been named Best Onshore Law Firm for Hedge Fund Startups by HFMWeek at its HFM U.S. Hedge Fund Services Awards 2016. Partner Ildiko Duckor, who is co-leader of the firm’s Investment Funds & Investment Management practice, accepted the honor at the awards ceremony, which was held at New York’s Cipriani restaurant on October 20.

The HFM awards recognize the top U.S. hedge fund service providers that have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development over the past 12 months. Winners are determined by a panel of independent industry experts, who look at a combination of quantitative and qualitative measures. Pillsbury was shortlisted in two of the three onshore law firm categories this year. Last year, the firm was honored by HFM in the Client Service category.

Pillsbury’s Investment Funds & Investment Management (IFIM) practice comprises more than two dozen business and litigation lawyers across the firm’s U.S. and international offices. The group represents investment advisers, including hedge fund managers, private equity sponsors and mutual fund advisers; commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors; benefit plans; broker-dealers; and other industry participants in a variety of strategic, regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters; and institutional investors in connection with alternative investment transactions.

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Yesterday, Pillsbury hosted the first in a series of risk management and regulatory compliance round tables for fintech companies. The meetings will explore technology-related risk and compliance issues in the financial services space, such as in mobile banking, online brokerage, automated (“robo”) investment advisers, P2P lending, to name a few. Pillsbury partnered with  the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (a non-profit professional association), Oyster Consulting (a firm providing comprehensive consulting and compliance services for financial firms) and La Meer Inc. (a risk management solutions company).

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is pleased to present an exclusive client discount for the upcoming:

 Hedge Fund General Counsel and Compliance Officer Summit
October 19, starting at 8:00 a.m. through October 20, ending at 4:30 p.m. ET.
The University Club, New York, NY

Use Promotion Code HFPWSP for a 35% discount when registering.
Click Here to Register

Join us for our session:
“2015 Exam Priorities: Tips for Handling SEC Exams and Investigations”
taking place Tuesday, October 20, 2015, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 Discussion Leader:

Ildiko Duckor
Partner and Co-head, Investment Funds & Investment Management Practice,
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

 Speakers to Include:

 David Charnin, Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer,
Strategic Value Partners, LLC

William H. Woolverton, Senior Managing Director and General Counsel,
Gottex Funds Management

Steven A. Yadegari, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel,
Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, LLC

   For more information Click Here

or contact Deborah Bernbaum at (212) 457-7918 or
For registration inquiries, contact Frank Wolson at (212) 457-9510 or

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Pillsbury was recently recognized for the second time as the “Best Onshore Law Firm – Hedge Fund Start-Ups” at the 2013 HFMWeek U.S. Hedge Fund Service Awards in New York City. This marks the fifth consecutive year Pillsbury has been honored by HFMWeek for its service to the hedge fund community. Pillsbury also won the HFMWeek Award for “Best Onshore Law Firm – Client Service” in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

The awards were established to recognize organizations that have outperformed their peers through the volatility of the last year, by demonstrating exceptional customer service or innovative product development. Winners are determined by a panel of independent industry experts who look at a combination of quantitative and qualitative measures.

Partner Jay Gould, leader of Pillsbury’s Investment Funds & Investment Management practice team, accepted the award on behalf of the Investment Funds & Investment Management team.

“HFMWeek’s recognition of Pillsbury and our work for clients organizing new investment advisers and offering new funds is even more meaningful because these are pivotal days for the industry, which faces relentless competition, global economic uncertainty and entirely new regulatory controls—particularly here in the U.S.,” Gould said. “This award reflects the understanding by both investors and fund managers that new hedge fund managers need to partner with the very best in class legal team in order to be and remain competitive in today’s highly scrutinized markets.”

HFMWeek serves the international hedge fund community, covering all aspects of operating a successful hedge fund. Pillsbury prevailed over top U.S. firms that also practice in the funds management area.

The team posts analysis of legal and business issues at Pillsbury’s Investment Fund Law Blog.

About Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with an industry focus on energy & natural resources, financial services including financial institutions, real estate & construction, and technology. Based in the world’s major financial, technology and energy centers, Pillsbury counsels clients on global business, regulatory and litigation matters. We work in multidisciplinary teams that allow us to understand our clients’ objectives, anticipate trends and bring a 360-degree perspective to complex business and legal issues—helping clients to take greater advantage of new opportunities, meet and exceed their objectives and better mitigate risk. This collaborative work style helps produce the results our clients seek.