James G. Silk is a partner in the Asset Management Group. He advises clients across a broad spectrum of both transactional and regulatory matters involving the asset management industry. In that capacity, he advises fund sponsors in the launch of both hedge and private equity funds, investment advisers on registration and operational issues, and asset management firms on mergers and other significant corporate transactions both within the U.S. and globally.
James is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching a course on hedge funds and other private funds.
James is a frequent speaker and writer, including co-presenting "Business Development Companies: A Re-Emerging Alternative Capital Source", Stafford, and co-authoring "Investment Adviser Regulation 2.0: The Dodd-Frank Act’s Implications for Money Managers", The Investment Lawyer, "Considering the SEC’s Proposed Guidance for Fund Boards on Portfolio Trading Practices," The Investment Lawyer, "Consolidation and Divestiture: Recent Trends in Asset Management Mergers and Acquisitions," The Investment Lawyer.
James is a member of the New York and Washington, D.C. Bar Associations.