Kanasha Herbert

Kanasha S. Herbert

Senior Counsel
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Kanasha S. Herbert has broad corporate law background and significant experience in securities finance and compliance, and corporate governance matters.

Prior to joining the Firm, she was Vice President and Senior Counsel at State Street Corporation where she served as the primary legal counsel representing its Global Markets division’s prime brokerage alternative principal securities lending and managed peer-to-peer securities lending business lines including providing legal advice to the division on product and regulatory related matters and representing the division in contract negotiations with hedge funds, mutual funds and other institutional investor clients.

Kanasha has significant experience in private practice as well including representing private companies, hedge funds and venture capital firms in the life sciences, high-tech and clean-tech fields in crossover and venture capital transactions. Her roles have also included acting as general counsel regarding corporate governance issues including serving as secretary pro tem at board and committee meetings for domestic and foreign entities. Additionally, she has advised buyers and sellers in private stock and asset M&A transactions of domestic and offshore entities including structuring intercompany spin-off and wind-down transactions.

Kanasha S. Herbert has broad corporate law background and significant experience in securities finance and compliance, and corporate governance matters.

Prior to joining the Firm, she was Vice President and Senior Counsel at State Street Corporation where she served as the primary legal counsel representing its Global Markets division’s prime brokerage alternative principal securities lending and managed peer-to-peer securities lending business lines including providing legal advice to the division on product and regulatory related matters and representing the division in contract negotiations with hedge funds, mutual funds and other institutional investor clients.

Kanasha has significant experience in private practice as well including representing private companies, hedge funds and venture capital firms in the life sciences, high-tech and clean-tech fields in crossover and venture capital transactions. Her roles have also included acting as general counsel regarding corporate governance issues including serving as secretary pro tem at board and committee meetings for domestic and foreign entities. Additionally, she has advised buyers and sellers in private stock and asset M&A transactions of domestic and offshore entities including structuring intercompany spin-off and wind-down transactions.

Before going into private practice, she was a hardware engineer for Hewlett-Packard.

*Kanasha is only admitted in Massachusetts and New York.

CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., Boston College Law School

    Editor and Executive Board Member, Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest (Journal)

     
  • M.S., Engineering Management, Northeastern University
    Concentration in Computers and Information Systems
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University
    Concentration in Computer Engineering
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Professional Affiliations
    • Executive Vice President, Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (2019–2021)
    • Secretary, Director and member of the Audit and Investment Committees, MassVentures, appointed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (2011–2017)
    • Advisor, Technology Innovation Hub – Boston, Springboard Enterprises (Summer 2015)
    • Women’s Leadership Initiative Fellow, Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (2013-2014)
    • Fellow, The Partnership, Inc. (2012)
Community Leadership
    • Member, Board of Advisors, YouthConnect (Boys and Girls Club of Massachusetts) (2013–Present)