Matthew DiClemente focuses his practice on the representation of investment companies, investment advisers, fund fiduciaries and broker-dealers in a wide range of regulatory, corporate and transactional matters.
His legal representation includes:
- counseling boards of directors on governance issues
- advising clients through regulatory exams
- handling 1940 Act matters, including experience with mutual fund, hedge fund, broker-dealer, board management and compliance issues
- counseling investment advisers on matters relating to regulation, marketing, product development, investment restrictions and compliance
- handling mergers and acquisitions involving investment companies and investment advisers
- drafting and negotiating U.S. and offshore selling agreements for full-service broker-dealers
Mr. DiClemente was recommended as a leader nationally in investment funds: registered funds in the 2009 and 2008 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He was also chosen as a Rising Star of Mutual Funds in 2009 – presented by Institutional Investor News to up-and-coming professionals in the mutual fund industry. In 2011, 2008, 2007 and 2006, Super Lawyers – the “ultimate guide to the top lawyers in Pennsylvania” – named Mr. DiClemente a “Rising Star,” an honor received by only 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania lawyers each year. Rising Stars are chosen by their peers as being among the top up-and-coming lawyers in the state.
He is the founder of the Philadelphia Young ’40 Act Lawyers Roundtable, an organization of ’40 Act practitioners in the Philadelphia region.
Prior to joining Stradley Ronon, Mr. DiClemente worked at another Philadelphia law firm where he represented investment companies and other public companies in regulatory, corporate and transactional matters. He also worked for several years at a registered investment adviser engaged in the management of mutual fund, hedge fund and institutional assets. Prior to that, Mr. DiClemente worked for a well known investment bank.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS
Presenter, “New Director Training,” Mutual Fund Directors Forum Directors' Institute, Palm Beach, FL, January 2013
Moderator, “The CCO’s Point of View: Making Sense of Recent Regulations and Enforcement Proceedings,” sponsored by Stradley Ronon, Philadelphia, PA, December 2012
Speaker, “Investment Adviser M&A Strategies and Succession Planning,” webinar sponsored by Stradley Ronon, Incap Group, Inc. and Genworth Financial, October 2011
Author, “SEC Adopts Rules Implementing Amendments to The Investment Advisers Act of 1940,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, August 2011
Speaker, “What Does it Take to Become a Registered Investment Advisor?” Philadelphia PECFOA chapter meeting, Philadelphia, PA, June 2011
Moderator, “Private Equity and Venture Capital Fund Adviser Regulation Seminar,” sponsored by Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) and Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia, PA, April 2011
Speaker, “New Form ADV Delivery Requirements, Contracts and Insider Trading,” webinar sponsored by National Regulatory Services (NRS) and Investment Adviser Association, March 2011
Speaker, “Mutual Fund Reorganizations and Liquidations Seminar,” sponsored by Stradley Ronon, Philadelphia, PA, May 2009