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December 1, 2017

Experienced Investment Management Attorney Kay Gordon Joins Nelson Mullins in New York

NEW YORK – Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced today that Kay A. Gordon is joining the Firm as a partner in the New York office and will co-chair the Investment Management Group. She joins the firm from Drinker Biddle, where she also was a partner, and before that was a partner at K&L Gates. 

Gordon counsels clients on a variety of investment management-related matters, including formation and operation of hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, and compliance-related matters involving registered advisers and broker-dealers. A chartered financial analyst, she also advises clients on a broad range of financial instruments and transactions as well as securities and regulatory matters.  She works closely with strategic, institutional, and seed investors and also represents clients in investigations by the SEC and other regulators.

“Kay has broad financial experience that will enhance the depth and breadth of our services to our clients,” noted William J. “Billy” Ching, who chairs the Firm's Private Equity and Venture Capital Practice Group. “We look forward to having her as a partner to provide these services to our clients.”

Gordon is a frequent speaker and author. She is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and currently serves on an advisory board of a large hedge fund. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1997) and Allegheny College (B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).

“Kay’s skill set will be an asset to our New York practice,” added New York Managing Partner Richard D. Smith. “She joins us at a significant time of growth in our office, and we welcome her addition.”

Nelson Mullins opened its New York office in 2015 with two attorneys and has grown to 12 attorneys who support the Corporate Group’s capital markets, private equity, public securities, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate practices as well as litigation and tax matters. Gordon joins recent additions to the office – financial institutions and class action defense litigators M. David Possick and Robert L. Lindholm; financial institutions regulatory attorney K. Thomas Ko; federal litigation and white-collar defense attorney Sam Rosenthal, who also shares his time with the DC office; and tax attorney John P. MacMaster, who shares his time with the Atlanta office.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 550 attorneys and other professionals with offices in 10 states and Washington, DC. For more information on the Firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.



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