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The 2014 Hedge Fund Rising Stars: Maya Fishman

Fishman has been with Aksia since 2010 and made partner this January.

Maya Fishman

In their early careers lawyers can go years without meeting — never mind speaking to — a client. Being locked in a basement room reviewing documents wasn’t for Maya Fishman, 34. Luckily, the Cornell University psychology graduate went to work for Seward & Kissel after earning a JD from the Fordham University School of Law in 2006. The New York law firm has a significant investment management practice, and Fishman immediately began interacting with clients and helping to find solutions to their dilemmas. She especially enjoyed working with New York–based Aksia. When the investment advisory firm, which advises on $28.5 billion in assets, was looking for an in-house general counsel in 2010, it hired Fishman, who made partner this January and is now head of legal and compliance. The Israeli-born attorney immigrated to the U.S. with her mother and father, who work in the semiconductor and computer consulting industries, respectively, settling in Bergen County, New Jersey.

 

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Ben-David

Charles (Chuck)
Caffray

Eli
Combs

Nancy
Davis

Scott
Ferguson

Maya
Fishman

Matthew
Fitzmaurice

Brad
Gilbert

Deepak
Gulati

Andrew
Immerman

Barry
Kaplan

Danny
Kayne

Anthony
Lawler

James (Jimmy)
Levin

Jonathan
Loflin

Brendan
MacMillan

Ryan
McNally

Jessica
Taylor
O’Mary

Jamie
Parrot

Sanjay
Patel

Jessica
Reed
Saouaf

Nitin
Saigal

Christopher
Schelling

Jeremy
Schiffman

Amy
Schneidkraut

Gray
Smith

Sam
Smith

Ezra
Solomon

Maria
Vassalou

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Yuen