Patrick (Jay) Spinola, Jr
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Patrick (Jay) Spinola, Jr. is a partner in the Asset Management Group of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York. Mr. Spinola specializes in the organization and offering of registered investment companies, and counseling funds and their sponsors in all aspects of their operations. He has significant experience advising clients that offer specialized investment funds, such as exchange-traded funds (ETFs), registered funds of hedge funds, principal protected funds and novel investment products. He provides advice to clients on the full range of issues that funds, their boards and advisers encounter day-to-day, including compliance matters, contract approvals and disclosure issues.

Mr. Spinola serves as fund counsel to several major fund complexes and also represents independent directors. He has broad transactional experience involving funds and their advisers, including merger and acquisition transactions and fund reorganizations. He also advises fund sponsors on the development of financial products involving fund structures and regularly assists clients in the initial public offering of registered funds. Mr. Spinola also has broad experience with secondary fund offerings, including shelf take-downs, rights offerings and preferred stock.

Mr. Spinola is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York. Mr. Spinola received a JD, with honors, from George Washington University Law School in 2000 and a BA, with honors, from Providence College in 1996.