Graham McCall is a partner in Jackson Walker’s fund formation and investment management group. His practice focuses on advising alternative asset managers regarding the formation, offering and ongoing operations of a wide variety of liquid, illiquid and hybrid private fund vehicles and separate accounts, as well as the structuring of related upper tier management entities. Graham’s clients range in size from startups to multi-billion dollar institutional sponsors and include registered investment advisers, exempt reporting advisers, independent sponsors and CPO/CTAs whose strategies span multiple asset classes including hedge, private equity, credit, commodities, real estate, energy, digital asset, venture capital and fund-of-funds.
Graham also has experience representing family offices, pension plans, endowments and sovereign wealth funds in performing diligence and negotiating terms for investments in commingled, co-investment and secondary private fund vehicles. Graham’s transactional funds practice is complimented by his experience working for a federal financial regulator which enables him to help clients navigate complex legal and compliance issues arising under the Investment Advisers Act, the Investment Company Act and the Commodity Exchange Act, as well as implementing rules and regulations of the SEC, CFTC and NFA.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Graham served as counsel in the investment funds practice at a large global law firm. He also previously served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for the asset management division of a global financial services company, where he advised trading desks and portfolio managers on regulatory and documentation issues affecting derivatives. Graham began his legal career at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission where he worked on various Dodd-Frank rulemakings impacting the trading and market structure of derivatives.
B.B.A., with honors, University of Texas at Austin (2007)
J.D., magna cum laude, American University Washington College of Law (2011)
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