Being thoughtful about the future is hard when the day to day is busy. Jessica Marlin, Counsel at Ropes & Gray, is challenged with serving her clients and defining the future of her practice. For Jessica, its hard saying no to new work when the projects and clients spark her curiosity. We’re rewarded for being a team player. With the experience of participating on debate teams, Jessica also has learned the importance of advocating for herself. In this episode, we’ll learn how to balance the responsibilities of a demanding yet rewarding career, and learning how to live both in the present and future.
Guests: Jessica Marlin, Ropes & Gray
Jessica Marlin is counsel in Ropes & Gray’s asset management practice group in New York. With a background that includes in-house hedge fund and SEC experience, she brings a practical understanding of client issues and in-depth knowledge of complex fund structures and the overall regulatory landscape to her legal work for asset management clients.
Jessica advises private fund sponsors on all aspects of their businesses, including fund launches, seed arrangements, separate accounts, regulatory and compliance issues, and day-to-day business and personnel matters. She counsels these clients on a wide range of product types—including hedge funds, credit funds, private equity funds, hybrid funds, funds of funds, funds of one and CLO-management vehicles—representing a broad cross section of investment strategies, including ESG and impact, global macro, recapitalization, commodities, tail risk, activist, and infrastructure. In addition to her work with sponsors, Jessica represents institutional investors in connection with their investments in private funds and other transactions.
Previously, Jessica served as the sole in-house counsel to a large, well-known activist investment manager; she has also worked within PIMCO’s alternatives legal team. Additionally, she gained valuable regulatory experience and knowledge by serving in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Chief Counsel in the Division of Investment Management as part of its Summer Honors Program.