Joshua J. Yang has joined Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP’s nationally recognized investment management practice as a partner residing in the firm’s Chicago office.

An investment management and derivatives lawyer, Mr. Yang focuses his practice on futures commission merchants, swap dealers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors and investment managers. He advises major banks, registered funds, hedge funds and end users on derivatives documentation and a broad range of Dodd-Frank and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) registration and compliance-related issues.

Mr. Yang assists investment managers in structuring and forming private investment funds, including hedge funds, commodity pools, commingled funds, group trusts and collective investment trusts. In his growing China-based practice, he represents Chinese financial institutions in setting up operations in the United States.

“Joshua’s unique skill set adds to the national reputation of our Investment Management Group, which is a strategic growth practice at the firm,” said Andrew C. Kassner, Chairman and CEO of Drinker Biddle. “Additionally, his work with China-based clients supports our efforts to expand our international client base. We are delighted to welcome him to the firm.”

“Joshua’s significant derivatives and hedge fund experience adds depth to our team and enhances the suite of services we can offer clients,” said Joshua B. Deringer, Chair of Drinker Biddle’s Investment Management Group. “His practice complements our existing capabilities and strengthens our overall team in Chicago.”

Most recently, he was a partner at K&L Gates. Mr. Yang is a 2005 graduate of the William Mitchell College of Law and earned his MBA from Southern Methodist University in 1999. He also holds a master’s degree in economics and bachelor’s degree from Wuhan University.

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is a national law firm with more than 635 lawyers. The firm provides client service in corporate and securities, litigation, government and regulatory affairs, health care, products liability, corporate restructuring, investment management, labor and employment, life insurance and annuities, intellectual property, employee benefits and executive compensation, environment and energy, white collar defense and corporate investigations, trust and estates, and real estate.

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