Prior to co-founding Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP, Karl Cole-Frieman was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Standard Pacific Capital an SEC registered hedge fund manager in San Francisco with offices in New York, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. Before joining Standard Pacific, Karl was Associate General Counsel of Sagamore Hill Capital Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund in Greenwich, Connecticut, with an office in London. Prior to that, he was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he was lead counsel for Loan Trading and Distressed Debt, and actively involved in the Loan Syndications and Trading Association. During his tenure at JPMorgan and predecessor firm, Hambrecht & Quist, Karl also supported the M&A, Corporate Finance and Private Equity Groups. He began his career in 1997 as an Associate in the Litigation Department of Shearman & Sterling.