Jamie Lynn Walter is the founding partner of the Washington, D.C., Investment Funds group. Her practice focuses on securities regulation, with particular emphasis on the structuring, management, and operation of investment advisers, private funds, and registered investment funds. Jamie has represented some of the world’s largest asset managers on a wide range of regulatory and compliance matters, and has successfully counseled clients through complex SEC examinations and enforcement investigations. She also provides guidance on regulatory matters related to the acquisition and structuring of portfolio company investments.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Jamie most recently served as Senior Counsel in the Private Funds Branch of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management. While at the SEC, Jamie was responsible for providing significant legal guidance on a wide range of matters involving investment advisers and investment funds, including private funds, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. She worked closely with the SEC’s Division of Enforcement and Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) on examinations and enforcement matters. She was also key member of several SEC rulemakings.

Jamie is a lecturer on private fund regulation at Howard University School of Law and a frequent speaker on regulatory issues related to the asset management industry.


Thought Leadership


Panelist, Kirkland Webinar: Hot Topics in Private Fund Examinations (July 2021)

Speaker, KPMG’s Alternative Asset Investments Symposium (June 2019 - 2021)

Speaker, Credit Funds Regulatory Panel: A KPMG Interactive Forum (December 2020)

Speaker, Kirkland & Ellis Registered Adviser Seminar & CCO Summits (Fall 2016 - 2020)

Panelist, Investment Adviser Association Compliance Workshop, Washington, DC (October 2019)

Speaker, Investment Adviser Association Private Equity Fund Advisers Committee Meeting, New York City (September 2019)

Speaker, “Insights on SEC Examinations,” Hosted by Promontory Financial and Kirkland & Ellis (April 2019)

Panelist, Investment Adviser Association Fall Compliance Workshop, Los Angeles, CA (October 2018)

Panelist, KPMG Credit Instruments in Asset Management Event, New York City (May 2018)

Panelist, KPMG Annual Asset Management Signature Event (April 2018)

Speaker, Private Equity Women Investor Network Roundtable, New York City (April 2018)

Speaker, Form ADV Training Seminar, Presented by the National Society of Compliance Professionals and Kirkland & Ellis, Los Angeles, CA (February 2018)

Speaker, Thompson Finance Private Equity Management and Compliance Conference, Washington, DC (February 2018)

Speaker, Form ADV Seminar Presented by the National Society of Compliance Professionals and Kirkland & Ellis, New York City (February 2018)

Moderator, Young Jewish Professionals General Counsel & Compliance Conference, New York City (January 2018)

Speaker, New York City Bar Association PIFC Special Meeting – Umbrella Registration/Custody, New York City (January 2018)

Speaker, “Making a Move into Credit Funds. Key Considerations When Branching Out into Credit Strategies,” New York City. (November 2017)

Moderator, American Investment Council General Counsels Day, New York, NY (November 2017)

Speaker, Thomson Reuters Pricing Service Client Roundtable, Chicago, IL (September 2017)

Panelist, Private Fund Compliance Forum “Innovative Approaches to Compliance and Legal Training for your Firm,” Private Equity International/PEI (May 2017)

Moderator, Private Fund Compliance Forum “Firming Up Fees and Expenses Policies and Procedures,” Private Equity International/PEI (May 2017)

Panelist, Fifth Annual Legal Forum “Trends in SEC Examinations and Enforcement,” Investment Company Institute (ICI) General Membership Meeting (May 2017)

Panelist, “Mitigating Whistle Blower Risk,” Goldman Sachs Third Annual Hedge Fund Legal and Regulatory Seminar (March 2017)

Speaker, “Consistent & Transparent Valuation of ‘Unicorns,’” Voltaire Advisors Webinar (March 2017)

Panelist, KPMG’s Third Annual Asset Management Signature Event “Updates on Regulatory and Tax Reform,” KPMG (February 2017)

Speaker, Major, Lindsey & Africa Alternative Asset Management General Counsel Luncheon “Regulatory Refresher: What to Watch for in the Trump Administration” (January 2017)

Panelist, “Transition Planning: Keys to Prepare for a Major Business Disruption,” IA Watch Conference (November 2016)

Speaker, Private Equity Regulatory Task Force (PERT) Meeting, Association for Corporate Growth (January 2016)

Instructor, “Securities Regulation II: Mutual Funds, Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds and Advisers,” Howard University Law School (Fall 2014; Fall 2015)

Speaker, “Regulating Investment Companies and Investment Advisers,” SEC’s Thomas A. Biolsi International Institute for Capital Market Compliance and Examination (June 2014)


Recognized for Investment Funds: Regulatory & Compliance by Chambers USA, 2021


Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


  • Tulane University Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2007

    Managing Editor, Tulane Law Review

    Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing

  • Ohio UniversityB.A., Spanish & Political Sciencecum laude2004