Experience. Knowledge. Commitment.

We have one of the most active registered funds practices. We represent over 850 investment companies—or their independent board members—with over $1.7 trillion in assets under management (nearly 9% of U.S. investment company assets), as well as U.S. and non-U.S. asset managers and other service providers. The scope and prominence of the funds we work with allows us to be at the forefront of developing issues and to be influential in matters shaping the investment management industry.

Our clients include over 30 different well-known fund complexes or financial services firms that manage or oversee investments across all asset classes and strategies and in all types of registered fund, BDC and hybrid structures (and their private fund equivalents). 

Our matters spans the fund life cycle—from product development to reorganizations or acquisitions—and all potential activities along the way, including relief applications, SEC examinations and private litigation. In addition, we advise independent board members of funds of all types gives us insight into all aspects of fund operations and oversight responsibilities.

We counsel advisers not only on investment adviser registration matters (including the avoidance of registration when appropriate) but also on all aspects of their business including operational issues, compliance, custody, advertising, valuation, ERISA, tax, employment and compensation matters, enforcement and litigation, reorganizations and acquisitions.

Members of our team come from diverse backgrounds. For example, one of our partners was at the SEC for nearly 30 years, and another served as general counsel of a mutual fund group. All of our partners have experience in related disciplines that adds perspective to our core practice area.

We believe our success in maintaining decades-long relationships and growing significant new ones speaks to our experience, knowledge and client-service commitment.