Neesa Patel Sood is counsel in the Asset Management Group. Her practice focuses on providing regulatory, compliance and transactional advice relating to mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds and their investment advisers. She regularly provides advice regarding the structuring, launch and operation of registered investment companies and fund governance. She has represented fund sponsors in initial public offerings of closed-end funds and secondary market financings, including rights offerings. Neesa works on transactions involving funds and their advisers, including fund reorganizations and adoptions and merger and acquisition transactions.
Neesa was a Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Law Fellow in 2006.
Neesa serves on the Advisory Committee for the Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP Greater D.C. Community Foundation, which supports educational and enrichment programs and initiatives for underserved youth in the greater Washington DC area. She serves as the liaison to Horton’s Kids, the Foundation’s current principal grantee.