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Pillsbury Pillsbury Pillsbury
San Francisco
Four Embarcadero Center
22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-5998
Tel. +1.415.983.1226
Fax. +1.415.983.1200

New York
1540 Broadway
New York, NY 10036-4039
Tel. +1.212.858.1637
Fax. +1.212.858.1500
State of California
District of Columbia
State of New York
State of Washington
J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1983
B.A., University of Washington, 1978


Jay B. Gould

Jay B. Gould

Jay Gould’s nearly 30 years of wide-ranging experience includes advising investment companies, investment advisers and broker-dealers on new funds and products, mergers and acquisitions, and governance, compliance and regulatory matters. He is leader of Pillsbury’s Investment Funds & Investment Management practice team. Under his leadership, HFM Week named Pillsbury "Best Onshore Law Firm—Client Service" in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and “Best Onshore Law Firm – Hedge Fund Startups” in 2012 and 2013. He counsels clients involved in all aspects of the financial services industry, representing U.S. registered investment companies, hedge funds, offshore investment companies, investment advisers, retail and institutional broker-dealers, and municipal bond underwriters. Mr. Gould has extensive experience in structuring private fund startups and their general partners, drafting offering documents, and advising on and making introductions with respect to capital raising strategies. Mr. Gould also advises clients regarding inspections and examinations by the SEC, FINRA, the CFTC and other regulatory agencies. Mr. Gould is ranked as a leading lawyer by 2013 Legal 500 US.

Honors & Awards
  • Legal 500 US, Alternative/Hedge Funds—Leading Lawyer (2010-2014)

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