Brian Crowell focuses his practice on counseling registered investment companies (including mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds), independent trustees and investment advisers on a wide range of matters, including the development and launch of new funds, fund reorganizations and mergers, regulatory and compliance matters relating to existing funds, fund governance issues and the applicability and interpretation of federal and state securities laws. His experience includes representing:
- Registered Investment Companies. Brian advises clients on the federal securities laws pertaining to the formation, registration and ongoing operations and compliance of mutual funds (including multi-manager funds, funds of funds and master-feeder funds), closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds.
- Independent Trustees. Brian assists in advising independent trustees on issues arising under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, as well as various fund governance and compliance issues.
- Investment Advisers. Brian counsels investment advisers with respect to their obligations under federal and state securities laws.
Brian graduated in the top three percent of his class at Villanova University School of Law, where he served as the managing editor of outside articles for the Villanova Law Review. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Jane Roth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to joining Stradley Ronon, Brian worked in the financial services industry.