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Jacqueline A. May

Of Counsel, Corporate Department

New York

Phone: 1(212) 318-6282
Fax: 1(212) 230-7882


Jacqueline May is Of Counsel in the Investment Funds & Private Capital practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. Ms. May concentrates her corporate practice on securities regulation. She regularly represents domestic and international corporations, investment banking firms (domestic and foreign), commercial banks (domestic and foreign) and other broker-dealers, investment advisers, and private investment (hedge fund and private equity) complexes in connection with a variety of compliance and regulatory matters and securities transactions. 

These include counseling clients with respect to compliance with federal and state securities laws, FINRA and other applicable self-regulatory organization (“SRO”) rules and registration requirements, federal and state investment adviser registration and regulatory matters and providing advice on regulatory issues in connection with underwritings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and business expansion matters, Internet usage, reporting and recordkeeping obligations, supervision and oversight, registration and licensing, internal controls, internal and external audits, and regulatory examinations and investigations.


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1986
  • Colgate University, B.A., 1982




  • Member, American Bar Association's Section on Business Law, Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, and its Subcommittees on FINRA Corporate Financing Rules and Market Regulation, Committee on State Regulation of Securities, Subcommittee on State Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers
  • Admitted to the Bar in the State of New York

Practice Areas

Investment Funds & Private Capital

Investment Management

Secondary & Fund Transactions

Private Investment Funds





New York Bar


University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 1986

Colgate University, B.A. 1982

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