Henry Bregstein is the global co-chair of the firm’s Financial Services practice and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. In his role as partner in the Financial Services practice, he advises alternative investment managers, hedge funds, private equity funds, liquid-alternative funds, family offices, sovereign wealth funds and investment advisers, as well as banks, broker-dealers (including online third-party marketers), life and other insurance companies, in multiple jurisdictions on regulatory, securities, commodities, tax, finance, licensing, corporate and other legal matters. Henry provides guidance on fund formation and regulatory compliance and advice related to all types of alternative investment funds and accounts, including hedge funds, private equity funds, mutual funds, insurance-dedicated funds (including bank-owned, insurance company-owned and corporate-owned life insurance, tax efficient funds, funds of funds and managed account platforms. He has been recognized by a number of hedge fund and investment industry rankings and publications, including Chambers Global 2016, Chambers USA 2016 and Legal 500. Largely considered an innovator in his field, Henry holds two patents and has one patent application pending. He was granted a patent for a multi-level leverage account structure, and his pending patent application involves a tax-efficient fund in which investors can obtain exposure to variable annuities and life insurance policies in a hedge fund structure with income tax deferment or elimination. Mr. Bregstein earned is B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, magna cum laude, where is served as Senior Editor on its law review. Additionally, he was named the “Distinguished Business Law Practitioner in Residence” at Widener University Commonwealth Law School.