Senior AMU Counsel Joins Ropes & Gray in D.C.

Ropes & Gray recently announced the arrival of Jeremiah Williams as counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C., securities and futures enforcement practice. Williams joins Ropes & Gray from the SEC, where he served as Senior Counsel in the Asset Management Unit. See “Conflicts Remain an Overarching Concern for the SEC’s Asset Management Unit” (Mar. 12, 2015). Williams has led many complex investigations involving investment advisers and funds, and he also played a key role in an investigation of retrocessions and share class practices, resulting in a landmark $267 million settlement. For a discussion of that settlement, see “Preference for Investing in Proprietary Hedge Funds Must Be Fully Disclosed by Investment Banks to Avoid Conflicts” (Jan. 7, 2016). For insight from Ropes & Gray partners, see “Implications for U.S. Hedge Fund Managers of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation” (Jul. 18, 2014); “The Impact on Private Fund Managers of Final Regulations Under the Volcker Rule” (Mar. 13, 2014); and “Experience and Best Practices Regarding the JOBS Act, the Volcker Rule, Broker Registration, Information Barriers, Examination Priorities, Multi-Year Incentive Fees and Swap Execution Facilities” (Jan. 30, 2014).

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