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Laurin Blumenthal Kleiman

Laurin Blumenthal Kleiman

Sidley Austin LLP

New York, NY, USA


Laurin Blumenthal Kleiman is a global co-leader of Sidley’s Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives practice team. She advises a wide range of domestic and international investment funds and managers on regulatory, compliance and enforcement issues. Laurie is a frequent speaker on investment manager and fund regulation and compliance as well as on issues relating to the advancement of women in law.

Strong advocacy on behalf of her clients has earned Laurie acknowledgment in numerous industry publications, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and U.S. News & World Report. She is recognized in the area of Mutual Funds Law by The Best Lawyers in America®, with sources telling the publication: “Ms. Kleiman has been extremely professional and knowledgeable in her service to our firm. We trust her advice explicitly” and “[Laurie] is a true expert in her area, and remarkably commercial and practical.” Laurie was named to Crain’s New York Business’ inaugural “Leading Women Lawyers in New York City” list, where she was lauded as being among the 100 “trailblazing women” who have “found multiple paths to excellence” and have displayed “fierce determination, passion for the law, keen intelligence, and inspiring achievement.” Laurie also was named one of the “50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds” by the Hedge Fund Journal.

Sidley’s investment management team has won numerous awards as a provider of legal services to the investment funds industry: two-time winner of Chambers and Partners’ “Investment Funds Team of the Year for the U.S.”; Institutional Investor’s Alpha magazine’s 2014 Alpha Awards top “onshore” (U.S.) law firm serving the hedge fund industry; four-time recipient of first-tier national rankings in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings for Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, Mutual Funds Law and Derivatives and Futures Law; and ranked in the top band for Hedge Funds and as leading firm for Registered Funds by Chambers USA every year since 2008.

Laurie is an active proponent of advancement of women in the legal profession. She is firmwide co-chair of Sidley’s Committee on Retention and Promotion of Women, oversees the SidleyWomen initiative, and is chair of Sidley’s Executive Committee Task Force. Sidley has been recognized repeatedly for its groundbreaking women’s initiatives, including being named one of the “50 Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother Magazine nine times, receiving gold certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) seven times, and receiving, among others, “Most Inclusive Firm for Minority Women Lawyers” and “Outstanding Firm in Advancing Gender Diversity and Inclusion” honors from Chambers. Laurie is a frequent speaker on women’s issues, is a member of the WILEF advisory board and was named “2016 Gender Diversity Lawyer of the Year” by Chambers. She is also a member of the firm’s risk management committee.

Memberships & Activities

Laurie is a member of the Steering Committee of the Managed Funds Association’s Outside Counsel Forum, a board member of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum and former Chair of WILEF’s Young Lawyers Committee. Laurie’s other memberships include: the American Bar Association; Association of the Bar of the City of New York (former member of the ABCNY’s Committee on Investment Management Regulation); New York State Bar Association; New York Women’s Bar Association; National Association of Women Lawyers; 100 Women in Hedge Funds and Jewish Lawyers Guild.

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 1983, Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review)
  • Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1980)
Laurin Blumenthal Kleiman is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Mutual Funds, Closed End Funds, and ETFs - Understanding Financial Products 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Forming, Organizing and Operating a Mutual Fund: Legal and Practical Considerations - Understanding Financial Products 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018
Distributing Mutual Funds Through Intermediaries: Practical Considerations Concerning Distribution Through Broker-Dealers, Fund Supermarkets and Retirement Plans - Understanding Financial Products 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018
Laurin Blumenthal Kleiman and Carla G. Teodoro, Forming, Organizing and Operating a Mutual Fund: Legal and Practical Considerations (January 2017) - Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2018, Monday, May 14, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Mutual Funds, Closed End Funds, and ETFs - Mutual Funds, Closed End Funds, and ETFs, Friday, January 26, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Mutual Funds, Closed End Funds, and ETFs - Mutual Funds, Closed End Funds, and ETFs, Friday, January 26, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Mutual Funds, Closed End Funds, and ETFs - Mutual Funds, Closed End Funds, and ETFs, Friday, January 26, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Understanding Financial Products 2018, Thursday, February 01, 2018, New York, NY
Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2018, Monday, May 21, 2018, New York, NY
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Distributing Mutual Funds Through Intermediaries: Practical Considerations Concerning Distribution Through Broker-Dealers, Fund Supermarkets and Retirement Plans - Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds Regulation (Third Edition), Friday, July 20, 2018
Forming, Organizing and Operating a Mutual Fund: Legal and Practical Considerations; and Appendix 1B-A - Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds Regulation (Third Edition), Friday, July 20, 2018
Unit Investment Trusts; and Appendix 8A - Financial Product Fundamentals: Law, Business, Compliance (Second Edition), Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, New York, NY
Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2019, Monday, May 06, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, New York, NY
Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2019, Monday, May 06, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, Cleveland, OH
Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2019, Monday, May 06, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2019, Monday, May 06, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2019, Monday, May 06, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2019, Monday, May 06, 2019, Cleveland, OH
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