John Baker focuses his practice on complex securities law and banking issues for mutual funds and their boards of directors/trustees, investment advisers, broker/dealers, banks, hedge funds and other participants in the financial markets.
John is known throughout the mutual fund industry as the creator and moderator of FundLaw, a leading online discussion group that reports developments and changes in securities law, with an emphasis on legal issues impacting the investment management industry.
Prior to joining Stradley Ronon, John was senior counsel for a leading Boston financial institution, where he served as the primary legal advisor to the bank in its role as investment adviser to mutual funds with more than $9 billion in assets.
Following a clerkship with the Hon. Boyce F. Martin Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, John was an associate and of counsel with a Massachusetts law firm. He also served as the former vice president and general counsel of Child World Inc., a 151-store toy retailer.