Akin is delighted to welcome James Munsell as a partner in its renowned investment management practice in the New York office. He comes to Akin from Sidley Austin, where he held a partner position.
Munsell specializes in the establishment and management of hedge funds and other private funds, catering to both startup ventures and large global financial institutions. Beyond providing guidance on fund formation and structure, he offers legal counsel on various corporate, securities, derivatives, and regulatory issues to investment advisers and funds. Munsell's extensive experience in the investment management sector includes advising on cutting-edge private fund products, earning him recognition as a prominent practitioner in the field by various publications throughout his career.
Munsell represents the most recent addition to Akin's investment management practice, joining a notable lineup of additions over the past year, which includes partners Patrick Dundas and Max Karpel.