Jung Yeon Son: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Jung Yeon Son


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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Emerging Growth/Venture Capital
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Wealth Services
  • Private Equity
  • Litigation
  • Securities Enforcement
University Dartmouth College, B.A., 1996
Law SchoolNorthwestern University, J.D., 2000
Admitted2001, New York; California

Jung Yeon Son is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Palo Alto office and is the Co-Chair of the firm's Investment Management team.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Son's practice is focused on the formation and operation of private investment funds, including private equity, venture capital and hedge funds, as well as on advising companies and sponsors with respect to mergers & acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance, SEC reporting, and general corporate matters. Before joining Sheppard Mullin, Ms. Son was the Associate General Counsel at Technology Crossover Ventures where she was responsible for various legal matters, including fund formation and investment adviser issues. Prior to her tenure at Technology Crossover Ventures, Ms. Son was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Blum Capital Partners where she managed a wide range of transactional and fund matters, including fund formation, public and private leveraged buyouts, stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, minority co-investments, securities offerings, PIPE financings and operational matters relating to the funds. Ms. Son began her career as an attorney in the Palo Alto and New York offices of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.


•Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts, Legal 500, 2014

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Corporate & Securities Law Blog Posts

• SEC Brings Charges Against SEC Registered Investment Adviser for Improperly Allocating Expenses and Other Violations of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”), March 25, 2014
• 2014 Compliance Checklist for Investment Advisers, February 26, 2014
• SEC Announces 2014 Examination Priorities for Investment Advisers, January 17, 2014

Investment Management Blog Posts

• SEC Charges Investment Adviser for Failure to Disclose Acceleration of Monitoring Fees and Discounts on Legal Fees, October 14, 2015
• SEC Co-Chief of Division of Enforcement's Asset Management Unit Identifies 2015 Exam Priorities for Hedge and Private Equity Funds, January 27, 2015
• SEC Releases 2015 Examination Priorities, January 16, 2015
• Second Circuit Affirms Tippee Liability, December 11, 2014
• Staying Above The Political Fray - The RIA Political Contribution Rule, November 18, 2014
• Compliance Officers' Liability, September 23, 2014
• Cherry-Picking & Soft Dollars, August 14, 2014
• Current Trends and Risks in the Private Equity Industry, June 12, 2014


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SEC Co-Chief of Division of Enforcement’s Asset Management Unit Identifies 2015 Exam Priorities for Hedge and Private Equity Funds
Thomas M. Devaney,Jung Yeon Son, February 26, 2015
On November 18, 2014, Julie M. Riewe, Co-Chief of the Division of Enforcement’s Asset Management Unit of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), spoke at a Practicing Law Institute seminar and identified 2015 SEC examination priorities for investment managers of...

SEC Releases 2015 Examination Priorities
Thomas M. Devaney,Jung Yeon Son, February 26, 2015
On January 13, 2015, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) released its 2015 examination priorities. The SEC identified three thematic issues: (i) matters relating to retail investors and...
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Jung Yeon Son

379 Lytton Avenue
Palo AltoCA 94301


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