Ron S. Geffner is an American attorney and former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement lawyer.[3] Geffner is a founding partner of Sadis & Goldberg,[4] where he heads Financial Services Group providing legal counsel to over 1,000 funds including domestic and offshore hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, commodity pools and hybrid investment funds. His clients also include international financial institutions and family offices.[6] Geffner was previously in-house counsel to the Investment Management Industry Services Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers.[7]

Sadis & Goldbberg LLP continues to be recognized as one of the top law firms in the United States in the alternative investment industry. Most recently, HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards honored Sadis in 2017 as the Best Onshore Law Firm in connection with Hedge Fund Start Ups. HedgeWeek also awarded Sadis as the Best North American Law Firm in 2017.

As a legal expert in the securities industry, Geffner regularly appears on television, radio, and various other media outlets.[8][9][10] He has been a regular guest on Bloomberg, C-Span, Fox News, CBS Morning Show, Squawk Box, Power Lunch and Closing Bell on CNBC, BBC and CNN. Geffner is regularly quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Barron’s, Reuters, Dow Jones, Financial Times, Newsday, TheStreet.com, Private Equity Week and other national and international publications.[11][3][3]

Early life

Geffner began his career with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where he investigated and prosecuted violations of the federal securities laws with an emphasis on enforcement in connection with violations of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.[3] He also assisted federal and state criminal agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office, in their investigations of criminal violations of federal and state securities laws.[3]

Public Service, Boards, memberships and awards

Geffner is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars.[3] He served on the Board of the Hedge Fund Association and was previously Vice President for the international not-for-profit industry trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization devoted to advancing transparency, development and trust in alternative investments.[3] Geffner is also founding partner and a member Sadis & Goldberg's Executive Committee. His law firm has been routinely voted "Best Global Law Firm" and "North American Law Firm" for hedge funds.[3] Ron just received the New York Metro Super Lawyer award - 2017. On September 27, 2017, Ron was appointed as Director and Chair of audit committee of Midpoint Holdings Ltd. Midpoint is an FCA authorized payments institution with the world's first authentic peer-to-peer foreign exchange marketplace. [3]

Personal life

Geffner made a cameo appearance as a federal agent in a US documentary television series on Investigation Discovery.[3] He is quadrilingual​ as well, speaking English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Arabic. 

Notes

  1. . Reuters. October 19, 2009. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  2. . CNN Money. June 23, 2006. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  3. . Hedgeweek. April 14, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  4. . Huffington Post. June 6, 2009. Retrieved January 28, 2017. 
  5. . Bloomberg. July 25, 2013. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  6. . Forbes. November 11, 2008. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  7. . C-Span. November 11, 2008. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  8. . Huffington Post. June 6, 2009. Retrieved January 28, 2017. 
  9. . Bloomberg. March 23, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  10. . Hedgeweek. March 31, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  11. (PDF). Sadis and Goldberg. June 10, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  12. . Bloomberg. March 25, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  13. . Sadis & Goldberg. June 6, 2009. Retrieved January 31, 2017. 
  14. (PDF). Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Feb 25, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2017. 
  15. . Global Banking & Finance review. Feb 25, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2017. 
  16. . Hedge Week. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  17. Midpoint Holdings Ltd.
  18. . IMDB. June 6, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2017.