Vedder Price

Nathaniel Segal

Counsel

Nathaniel Segal serves as Counsel at Vedder Price and is a member of the Investment Services group.

Mr. Segal has substantial experience counseling investment companies (including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and closed-end funds), investment advisers and boards of directors on a broad range of regulatory, compliance, corporate and transactional matters arising under U.S. federal securities laws, particularly the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Securities Act of 1933. He also advises the independent board members of investment companies on corporate governance matters and best practices, including with their review of investment advisory and distribution contracts. In addition, he routinely represents investment and retirement product sponsors—ranging from large, well-established insurance companies and financial institutions to boutique asset managers, ETF manager start-ups and other clients that are new to the industry—before the SEC and guides clients through the product launch process, including with respect to product structure, disclosure and operation in compliance with applicable federal securities law.

Mr. Segal has extensive experience conducting transactional due diligence and drafting regulatory disclosures in connection with affiliated and unaffiliated fund reorganizations, mergers and management acquisitions. He counsels clients on a wide variety of regulatory matters, including in connection with interpretive and no-action letters and SEC exemptive orders, as well as issues raised by SEC staff during examinations and in negotiating the resolution of comments regarding SEC filings (including registration and proxy statements).

Mr. Segal also advises operating companies, including real estate finance companies, on exemptions under the Investment Company Act.

Mr. Segal is the author of numerous articles concerning the financial services and investment management industries and frequently speaks on compliance topics and critical regulatory developments. He is also Co-Editor of the Investment Services Regulatory Update, a monthly publication that keeps clients updated on relevant regulatory matters. Prior to joining Vedder Price in 2012, he was a member of the investment management practice at a large New York law firm.

Mr. Segal has been recognized by Leading Lawyers as an Emerging Lawyer in the category of Securities & Venture Finance for three consecutive years, 2017-2019. He was selected for inclusion as an Illinois Rising Star in Super Lawyers Magazine in 2015, 2016 and 2017. He was also listed as an Emerging Corporate Lawyer in Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s February 2017 issue. Mr. Segal was recognized as a 2015 Rising Star at the 22nd Annual Mutual Fund Industry Awards. The 2014 Legal 500 United States guide recommended Mr. Segal in the Investment Fund Formation and Management—Mutual/Registered Funds category.

Nathaniel Segal

Counsel

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • George Washington University, B.A., 2000, cum laude

Nathaniel Segal

Counsel

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2006
  • New York, 2006
  • Illinois, 2013

Affiliations

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association, Securities Law, Investment Management Subcommittee

Nathaniel Segal

Counsel

Nathaniel Segal

Counsel

  • Past Events

    1. September 17, 2019 | Webinar
    2. July 18, 2019 | Seminar
    3. March 4, 2019 | Seminar
    4. October 4, 2018 | Webinar
    5. December 5, 2017 | Webinar
    6. May 3, 2016 | Webinar