Stroock represents over 800 mutual funds, closed-end funds, ETFs or business development companies (or their independent board members), as well as investment advisers, industry service providers and unregistered pooled investment vehicles. Our clients represent nearly $1.2 trillion in assets under management (over 8.0% of U.S. investment company assets). Our experience with Alger, Apollo, AXA Equitable, Bank of America, Baron, BlackRock, BNY Mellon, Consulting Group Capital Markets, Credit Suisse, Dreyfus, Flaherty & Crumrine, GE, Harding Loevner, iShares, Lazard, Legg Mason, Macquarie, Mercer, Oppenheimer Alternative Funds, Ramius, Third Avenue, UBS and WisdomTree (to name a few), and the registered and unregistered funds they advise, has put us at the center of new products and regulatory developments affecting the industry.
The breadth of our practice has permitted us to develop expertise in important related disciplines specific to investment management—including mergers and acquisitions, derivatives and commodities, tax, ERISA, bankruptcy, capital markets, and litigation, including state and federal regulatory proceedings. Our lawyers also are active in bar association initiatives focused on investment management matters, which place us in contact with senior regulatory officials.
We use our broad interdisciplinary knowledge of the legal issues, our awareness of the regulatory environment, and our appreciation of the intricacies of our clients' business to craft efficient, business-based solutions to our clients' legal problems.