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Partner Michael O’Hare Serves as Panelist for Roundtable Discussion of Investment Company Independent Directors

October 27, 2021
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon is pleased to announce that Michael P. O’Hare participated in the 2021 Cohen & Co. Client Conference, which took place virtually from Oct. 21-22. The event drew over 300 attendees and O’Hare served as the panelist moderator for a breakout roundtable discussion where investment company independent directors discussed the latest issues in the areas of governance, regulatory developments, and the board’s role under several recently adopted SEC rules regarding valuation and the regulation of derivatives and funds of funds.

O’Hare focuses his practice on advising investment companies (including mutual funds, ETFs, closed-end funds, business development companies and private funds), independent directors, investment advisers, broker dealers and financial services organizations with regard to securities and corporate laws and regulations, compliance, and transactional matters. He also has experience advising fund boards and their independent directors on issues relating to fiduciary duties and fund governance. He assists clients with fund creation and operation, business transactions such as fund and adviser restructurings, acquisitions and other corporate transactions, and negotiation of various service provider and intermediary agreements. He has particular experience with regard to corporate governance and represents both funds and fund independent directors.

About Stradley Ronon
Counseling clients since 1926, Stradley Ronon has helped private and public companies – from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations – achieve their goals by providing pragmatic, value-driven legal counsel. With offices in seven strategic locations, our responsive team of more than 200 attorneys seamlessly addresses the full spectrum of our clients’ needs, ranging from sophisticated corporate transactions to complex commercial litigation.

The firm’s Investment Management practice group is comprised of [65] attorneys serving fund and adviser clients from the firm’s offices in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, New York, and Chicago.

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