Soros Firm Looks to UBS Unit for New General Counsel Hollenbeck


Billionaire George Soros’s investment firm reached into UBS Group AG for its new general counsel, Andrew Hollenbeck, who spent a dozen years at various UBS units.

Hollenbeck, most recently general counsel for UBS Asset Management Americas Inc., is responsible for all legal, regulatory, and compliance issues at Soros Fund Management, including the oversight of portfolio transactions and family office matters, said Soros spokesman Michael Vachon. His hire previously had not been publicly disclosed.

Hollenbeck’s hire comes nearly a year after the exit of former Soros Fund Management general counsel Boyd Johnson III, an ex-federal prosecutor who once co-chaired the defense and investigations practice at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. He returned to the law firm as a partner in December 2020.

Soros Fund Management initially hired Johnson in 2018 to replace longtime legal chief…

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