Chanelle A. Blackie


The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (J.D., 2012)
Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 2014)

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Chanelle advises on investment fund formation, fund management and operational matters, and related securities regulation.

Chanelle’s experience includes advising fund sponsors on the organization, negotiation, structuring, and operations of venture capital funds, private equity funds, social impact funds, and hedge funds, including funds of funds, master/feeder fund structures, employee carry plans, separately managed accounts, funds of one, and pledge funds. She also advises institutional investors on investments into private equity funds, venture funds, and hedge funds. 

Chanelle also advises participants in the financial services industry—such as fintech companies operating crowdfunding platforms under Regulation Crowdfunding and Reg A+, cryptocurrency issuers, and other novel securities-related platforms and products—on federal securities laws and related financial services laws and regulations with respect to their regulatory, transactional, offering, and product development projects. She also counsels clients generally on their securities regulatory obligations, including relevant exclusions or exemptions, under the Investment Advisers Act, Investment Company Act, broker-dealer rules and regulations, and other relevant securities laws.

Prior to joining Morrison & Forester, Chanelle was an associate at another international law firm, where she specialized in corporate, securities, and investment law with a focus on fund formation, regulatory compliance, and corporate transactions. Chanelle also previously worked as an attorney investigator in the Enforcement Department of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), where she investigated and brought enforcement actions against brokers and broker-dealers for violations of the federal securities laws and regulations and FINRA rules.

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