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Former SEC Senior Counsel Stacey Song Rejoins Fried Frank as a Partner in New York

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Stacey Song has rejoined the Firm as a partner in the Corporate Department. She will be based in the New York office.

Ms. Song joins from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where she served as senior counsel in its Private Funds Branch, a specialized unit within the Division of Investment Management. She has experience representing investment advisers on complex compliance and regulatory matters, particularly in the face of newly developing trends and regulations. She regularly advises on matters arising under the Advisers Act, Company Act, Securities Act, and Exchange Act, including with respect to registration issues, fiduciary duty, advertising and marketing, as well as structuring and ongoing management of private funds and other alternative investment vehicles. At Fried Frank, Ms. Song will concentrate her practice on securities regulation, with a focus on investment advisers, private funds, and broker-dealers. Prior to her role at the SEC, Ms. Song was an associate in Fried Frank's Asset Management Practice, where she focused on various regulatory matters.

“We are delighted to welcome Stacey back to the Firm,” said David J. Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. “Her experience at the SEC and prior knowledge of our Firm's client needs are a welcome addition to the Firm as we remain focused on advising our clients on their most complex matters.”

While at the SEC, Ms. Song served as its primary expert on all legal matters relating to private funds, providing interpretive guidance to other divisions and offices within the SEC and various participants in the industry. She also played a key role in developing policy recommendations for the SEC and advancing rulemaking initiatives under the Advisers Act.

“Stacey's experience at the SEC and prior knowledge of the needs of our client base are a great combination,” added Lawrence N. Barshay, head of the Firm's Asset Management Practice. “I am pleased to welcome her back to the team.”

“We look forward to the many contributions that Stacey will bring to our team as we continue to advise clients on their regulatory and compliance needs,” said Kenneth I. Rosh, head of the Firm's Private Equity Funds Practice.

Ms. Song received her JD, cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, where she was a member of the Brooklyn Law Review and the Moot Court Honor Society, and her BA, cum laude, from Smith College. 

Fried Frank's Regulatory and Compliance team is uniquely positioned to help the fund industry meet the challenges that regulatory oversight by the SEC and other government agencies can present. The team has significant history advising some of the largest fund managers worldwide, including coverage of investment adviser regulations, offering requirements and restrictions, and CFTC issues. The team also provides advice on all aspects of federal and global regulation of investment products and work with clients in identifying areas that may need improvement, such as formulating compliance policies and procedures and conducting compliance review.

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