Jacko, Michelle L. Esq.

1350 Columbia StreetSuite 300San Diego, CA 92101

Updated: 06/07/2017


Michelle L. Jacko, Esq., is the managing Partner and CEO of Jacko Law Group, a securities law firm which offers securities and corporate legal services to broker-dealers, investment advisers, hedge/private funds and financial professionals. In addition, Ms. Jacko is the founder and CEO of Core Compliance & Legal Services, Inc., a compliance consultation firm.

Ms. Jacko specializes in investment advisory and broker-dealer firm formation, hedge and private fund development, mergers...


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Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner
  • CEO

Practice Areas

  • Investment adviser, broker-dealer, hedge fund and private fund regulatory counsel
  • Contracts, registration and disclosure documents, including client agreements, sub-advisory contracts, investment policy statements, solicitor agreements, forms ADV, PF and BD
  • Mergers and acquisitions and general corporate counsel
  • Compliance program reviews, mock SEC examinations and internal control evaluations
  • Legal and regulatory compliance education and training


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California

Other Affiliations

  • National Society of Compliance Professionals (Two-term board member)
  • Certified Securities Compliance Professional (sponsored by NSCP)
  • Wolters Kluwer Practical Compliance and Risk Management for the Securities Industry Publication (Editorial advisory board member)
  • Southern California Compliance Group (Speaker's bureau chair and co-founder)
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section (Member)
  • The State Bar of California, Corporations Committee (Member)
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Business & Corporate Law Section (Advisory board member)
  • FINRA board of arbitrators (Member)


  • Named as a Top 20 Rising Star for "Who's Who" in Upcoming Compliance Professionals by Compliance Reporter Magazine, 2006

Past Positions

  • Shustak & Partners, P.C., Of Counsel
  • Compliance, Vice President
  • Home Office Supervision team at LPL Financial Services, Branch Manager
  • Corporation (Linsco/Private Ledger)
  • Investments, Legal Counsel
  • First American Trust, FSB, Chief Compliance Officer
  • Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management, Compliance Manager
  • PIM Financial Services, Inc.
  • Speiser, Krause, Madole & Mendelsohn, Jackson


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, 1996
    Honors: cum laude
  • University of San Diego, 1993
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: International Relations


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Office Information


1350 Columbia StreetSuite 300San Diego, CA 92101


  • 619-298-2882


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