Jessica Forbes

Jessica Forbes

  • Partner
  • Corporate
  • New York
  • T:   +1.212.859.8558
  • F:   +1.212.859.4000
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Jessica Forbes is a corporate partner resident in Fried Frank's New York office. She joined the Firm in 1988 and became a partner in 1999.

Ms. Forbes concentrates her practice on securities regulation, including the regulation of investment advisers, investment companies and broker-dealers, with particular expertise in the Investment Advisers Act and the Investment Company Act. She regularly provides advice on trading and credit regulation to hedge funds, private equity firms, family offices, broker-dealers, other professional traders and high net-worth individuals. She has extensive experience with the structuring and ongoing operations of hedge funds, private equity funds, business development companies and other alternative investment products.

She also regularly advises publicly traded companies and their senior management in connection with trading and hedging activities, such as issuer repurchase transactions, sales of restricted stock and the use of financial derivatives to diversify concentrated stock positions. Ms. Forbes also advises on the regulatory implications of merger and acquisition transactions in the financial services industry.

Ms. Forbes's clients include AEA Investors, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BlackRock, Citadel Capital, EJF Capital, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Millennium Partners, Morgan Stanley, Permira, Power Corporation of Canada and Silver Point Capital.

Ms. Forbes is a member of the Women's Forum Planning Committee, a representative group directing Fried Frank's Firmwide women's affinity group.

Honors & Awards

Ms. Forbes has been recognized by Legal 500 in Finance: Structured Finance.

Professional Associations

Member, American Bar Association
Member, Managed Futures Association
Member, Editorial Board of the Journal of Investment and Compliance

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

New York

Practices & Industries


Fordham University School of Law, JD – 1988
American University, BS - Finance and Accounting – 1985
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