Ms. Cohen joins Rimon from Morgan Stanley Investment Management Inc. where she worked for eleven years, most recently as the U.S. Head of Institutional Legal.
At Rimon, Ms. Cohen joins a 25-attorney strong Financial Services group, representing clients in international, national and regional enterprises. The group includes numerous attorneys who previously held senior in-house counsel positions at leading banks and financial services companies, including Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank, Charles Schwab Investment Management, Salomon Brothers, Wasserstein Perella, Robertson Stephens & Dougherty & Company.
Ms. Cohen advises clients on all areas of asset management, including counseling registered investment advisers on legal, regulatory, operational and compliance aspects of their advisory business. Ms. Cohen represents clients in negotiating investment management agreements, model delivery agreements and advisory agreements with institutional clients such as corporations, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and pension plans. Her practice is also heavily concentrated in advising clients on structuring offshore and onshore private funds and providing advice with respect to marketing, distribution and solicitation issues.
“We are very excited to have Ella on our team. Her years at Morgan Stanley were truly impressive. She brings an in-house perspective that our clients value, along with a sophisticated understanding of complex finance law,” said Michael Moradzadeh, CEO of Rimon.
“I am very excited to return to private practice and to join a firm with such an innovative structure and such a deep bench of talented individuals. I look forward to partnering with my colleagues and clients to develop a way to optimize the service I provide my clients in the most efficient and cost-effective manner,” said Ms. Cohen.
Ms. Cohen earned her B.S. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.
Rimon has 17 offices across three continents. The firm is widely known as being at the vanguard of legal innovation. The firm has been repeatedly recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America’s most innovative law firms. The firm’s managing partners were both named ‘Legal Rebels’ by the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal and have spoken on innovations in the practice of law at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools. Rimon and its lawyers have also received numerous awards for excellence, including from Best Lawyers and Chambers.