Former SEC Official Joins Ropes & Gray in Washington, D.C.

Ropes & Gray has lured Dalia Blass, a former Assistant Chief Counsel in the Division of Investment Management’s Office of the Chief Counsel at the SEC, to join the firm as counsel. During her tenure at the SEC, Blass provided guidance with regard to securities laws; oversaw the agency’s exemptive relief program for registered funds and the development of legal positions for novel exemptive relief for products and transactions; and drafted SEC rules concerning matters such as liquidity risk management and data gathering. For more on the liquidity risk management rule, see “Current and Former Directors of SEC Division of Investment Management Discuss Hot Topics Under the Investment Company Act” (Mar. 10, 2016). For coverage of other recent hires at Ropes & Gray, see “Amanda Persaud Joins Ropes & Gray’s Private Investment Funds Practice” (Aug. 25, 2016); “Senior AMU Counsel Joins Ropes & Gray in D.C.” (May 12, 2016); and “Ropes & Gray Strengthens Private Investment Funds Practice” (Feb. 18, 2016).

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