Sonia Gioseffi focuses her practice on investment fund management, advising clients on a wide variety of regulatory, transactional and ongoing compliance matters involving state and federal securities laws. Ms. Gioseffi has significant experience counseling sponsors regarding the structuring, formation and ongoing regulatory requirements of venture capital funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, fund-of-funds and other types of private investment structures that utilize a broad range of strategies.

Ms. Gioseffi also regularly advises emerging managers in the launch and development of new funds, as well as managers and placement agents concerning “pay-to-play” and lobbying requirements under federal, state and local laws. In addition, she counsels non-profits on creating impact funds as a funding mechanism to support their operations.

She also represents institutional investors such as public pension plans, universities, fund-of-funds, family offices, endowments and foundations in deploying capital to private funds and other types of alternative investments and any global regulatory issues that arise as a result.

    • Substantial Changes to the Private Fund Regulatory Regime Proposed - The Investment Lawyer (July 2022)
    • Breaking Up is Hard to Do, so Let’s Stay Together: An Analysis of Issues in Continuation FundsThe Investment Lawyer (November 2021)
    • Compliance and Operational Risks Associated with Public Pension Plan Investors – Investment Adviser Association, Compliance Corner (November 2021)
    • ILPA ESG Resources: Assessment Framework Utility Depends on Stage of LPs’ and GPs’ ESG Programs (Part One of Two) – Quoted, Private Equity Law Report (October 12, 2021)
    • Regulatory Considerations for Angel Fund Managers – Angel Capital Association’s Angel Insights Blog (October 26, 2021)
    • Securities Regulators Warn that Certain “ICOs” May Be Subject to Securities LawsBusiness Law Today (November 1, 2017)
    • Legal Considerations After SEC's Warning Shot At ICOsLaw360 (August, 21 2017)
    • Current Regulatory and Enforcement Trends Impacting Private Equity Fund ManagersLexisNexis (February 1, 2017)
    • Navigating the Recent SEC Private Fund Rule Proposals | Session One: Considerations for Closed-End Private Fund Managers — Dechert LLP, Webinar Series (June 30, 2022)
    • Form ADV Part 2 and 3: Identifying and Disclosing Conflicts Virtual: NRS West Coast Investment Adviser Core Compliance Program Symposium (October 12, 2021)
    • Quarterly Legal Town Hall Institutional Limited Partners Association (July 2021)
    • State Lobbying Regulations: What Adviser Need to Know Investment Adviser Association (April 26, 2021)
    • Pay-to-Play Compliance: The 2020 Election and Beyond My Compliance Office (October 20, 2020)
    • Navigating the Waters of Work Out World: Preparing for Private Investments that Turn Choppy – NCPERS Webinar (July 16, 2020)
    • Form ADV Part 2 and 3: Identifying and Disclosing Conflicts Virtual: NRS West Coast Investment Adviser Core Compliance Program Symposium (June 4, 2020)
    • Legal Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Business Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance (May 13, 2020)
    • Introduction to U.S. Securities Laws Lecturer, Southern African Institute for Public Policy and Research (Zambia, August 2017)
    • SEC and FINRA Social Media Compliance Guide: Using Social Media and Regulatory Concerns  Lorman Webinar (May 25, 2016)
    • Board Member, International Justice Resources Center
    • Board Member, Seattle Alternative Investment Association