Matthew R. DiClemente

Co-Chair, Investment Management

Matthew DiClemente


Matthew DiClemente represents registered investment companies and their boards of directors, investment advisers, private funds and broker-dealers in a wide range of regulatory, corporate and transactional matters. His clients include several of the largest investment management firms and fund complexes in the country, insurance companies, private fund sponsors and family offices. Matt serves on the firm’s board of directors. 

Matt’s experience includes:

  • representing boards and independent directors of fund companies of varying sizes and complexity
  • advising on all aspects of open-end, closed-end and interval fund product development, regulation, disclosure and compliance matters
  • advising on the development and management of alternative asset classes and strategies, such as derivatives and other complex instruments
  • assisting investment management firms and funds navigate difficult SEC exams and enforcement proceedings
  • handling mergers and acquisitions involving investment companies and investment advisers
  • drafting and negotiating a wide variety of selling, revenue-sharing and other distribution agreements
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Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Widener University School of Law
  • B.S., University of Delaware

  • Alumni Advisory Board, Widener Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Investment Company & Investment Adviser Sub-Committee


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Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, “Charting New Waters: Crypto ETPs, ETF Share Classes and Other New Products,” Stradley Ronon at ICI 2024 Investment Management Conference
  • Moderator, “Considering Crypto: Tales from the Trenches,” ICI Investment Management Conference
  • Panelist, “An Evolving Industry: Mutual Funds Converting to ETFs - What You Need to Consider,” Ernst & Young LLP Webinar
  • Panelist, “Diversity and Inclusion in Philadelphia's Financial Industry,” Philadelphia Business Journal
  • Panelist, “ESG: All Aboard,” Stradley Ronon Webinar
  • Panelist, “The Future of Fund Distribution,” IDC 2016 Fund Directors Conference (Chicago) 
  • Panelist, “Investment Adviser Association,” 2016 Compliance Conference (Philadelphia) 
  • Presenter, “Mutual Funds at a Glance: Cybersecurity Best Practices and Industry Regulatory Updates,” Stradley Ronon and Grant Thornton Webinar
  • Co-speaker, “SEC’s Data Modernization and Enhanced Reporting Proposals,” sponsored by the SIFMA Asset Management Group and the Asset Managers Forum
  • Co-speaker, “Managing Disclosure Risk with ArcProspectus: How Much Does it Help,” RR Donnelley Annual User Conference
  • Co-Speaker, “Improving Disclosure to Reduce Litigation Risk,” Stradley Ronon at ICI Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference
  • Moderator, “Director Discussion Series,” sponsored by the Mutual Fund Directors Forum
  • Panelist, “Making Sense of the CFTC Harmonization Rules for Registered Investment Companies and Their Investment Advisers”
  • Panelist, “The Director’s Point of View 2013: Bringing Current Mutual Fund Issues into Focus”
  • Presenter, “New Directors Training,” Mutual Fund Directors Forum Directors’ Institute
  • Moderator, “The CCO’s Point of View: Making Sense of Recent Regulations and Enforcement Proceedings”
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  • Suburban Life Magazine, "Five-star Attorney"
  • Suburban Life Magazine, "Top Attorney"
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, listed for nationwide investment funds: registered funds
  • The Legal 500 U.S., recommended for mutual/registered funds
  • The Legal 500 U.S., “Leading Lawyer” for mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds
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