Burstein, who joins from Paul Hastings, will be based out of K&L Gate’s San Francisco office. She is the 14th partner, of counsel, or other professional to join the firm’s investment management practice in the past year.
Burstein counsels investment advisors and institutional investors on matters involving private investment funds, including hedge, private equity, and hybrid funds.
“We are extremely pleased that Sasha has joined us,” said Edward Sangster, administrative partner of K&L Gates’ San Francisco office. “She is a rising star in the investment management industry, and she will assist in fortifying our position in the Bay Area.”
Burstein advises on legal and regulatory matters such as registration and operation, mergers and acquisition transactions, and regulatory compliance, as well as the structuring, negotiating, and documenting of alternative investments.
K&L Gates’ investment management practice has more than 150 lawyers in offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia, making it one of the largest such practices in the world.
In the past year, Hilger von Livonius, Philipp Riedl and Michael Harris joined K&L Gates’ investment management practice in Munich.
Furthermore, Arturo Requenez II joined the firm’s Miami and New York offices while Derek Steingarten, Robert Sichel, Peter Shea, Edward Dartley, and Bruce MacLennan joined the investment management practice in New York.
Brian Vargo joined the practice in the law firm’s Pittsburgh office, Richard Kerr and Kenneth Holston in Boston, and Todd Betke in Washington, D.C.
K&L Gates LLP has appointed Sasha Burstein as a partner in its investment management, hedge funds and alternative investments practice.