CHAIR, GENERAL LITIGATION PRACTICE GROUP
Michelle Gitlitz concentrates her practice in the area of securities law, representing corporations, investment companies, and hedge funds in corporate, regulatory, and litigation matters. Michelle also counsels clients on the intersection of law, business, and technology, including issues related to distributive ledger technologies (blockchain), smart contracts, virtual currencies, and artificial intelligence. Michelle advises clients on the following:
- Investment Company Act/Investment Advisers Act: representing open-end, closed-end, Boards of Trustees, and business development companies with registration, regulation, and governance matters
- Fund formation: creating and organizing private investment funds and hedge funds, including funds that invest in emerging digital technologies (blockchain) and virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin
- Government investigations: representing companies, officers, and directors in connection with investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, FINRA, and other state and federal regulatory agencies arising out of possible violations of law
Michelle co-authors a Fund and Investment Management Regulatory Update and Recent SEC Enforcement Actions overview for clients. Michelle frequently speaks about blockchain technology, virtual currencies, and artificial intelligence at conferences and forums. She has participated in MIT’s Legal Forum for Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain and lectured at MIT's Computational Law Course.
Michelle enjoys hiking, tennis, traveling, and baking.