Margery K. Neale is a partner and Co-Chair of the Asset Management Group of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Ms. Neale focuses on counseling investment companies, investment advisers, fund sponsors and independent directors in all aspects of the fund business. Ms. Neale has significant experience advising on the creation and operation of registered open-end and closed-end investment companies, exchange traded funds (ETFs), and business development companies. She regularly advises on fund governance, regulatory compliance and a broad range of transactions involving funds and/or advisory organizations. She represents many different types of clients in the registered fund industry, including some of the largest and most well-known fund groups as well as smaller fund families and recent entrants. She is a graduate of Smith College and Yale Law School.
Bob Risoleo joined Sullivan & Cromwell’s New York office in 1985, was named partner in 1992 and has been resident in the Firm’s Washington, DC office since 2000. Mr. Risoleo is a member of the Firm’s Corporate and Finance Group with broad experience in U.S. and cross-border securities offerings, acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as project and structured finance. His corporate finance practice has included scores of domestic and international debt and equity offerings, including privatizations on three continents, as well as securitizations of receivables and other collateral, complex tax-based structures utilizing swaps and other derivatives, and the development of innovative preferred stock products and structured notes. Mr. Risoleo advises a number of foreign and domestic public companies with respect to a wide range of corporate and securities matters, including compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Act and related regulations. He is co-coordinator of the Firm’s corporate law practice and secretary of its opinion practice committee. He is a regular speaker at continuing legal education programs on topics relating to new financial products, securities offerings and the federal securities laws, and is also a member of the Tri-Bar Committee on Legal Opinions.
Mr. Risoleo has been recognized as a leading lawyer in The Best Lawyers in America for both corporate and securities work (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) as well as IFLR1000 (2013, 2014, 2015). He has been ranked in Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global in various Capital Markets.