David W. Grim



David Grim


David Grim provides counsel on all aspects of investment management law. Dave assists clients with a unique perspective developed during his over 20 years of public service in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management, including his time as one of only a small number of people who has served as the top regulator of the asset management industry.

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Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • J.D., George Washington University Law School
  • A.B., cum laude, Duke University

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “The SEC the DOL and the States: A New Fiduciary World,” Investment Company Institute’s General Membership Meeting
  • Panelist, “SEC Strategic Agenda,” Investment Management Institute
  • Panelist, “New Standards in Fund Valuation,” Voltaire Advisors Annual Workshop on Fund Valuation
  • Speaker, ALI CLE 2016 Conference on Life Insurance Products
  • Presenter, Investment Company Institute’s 2016 Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference
  • Speaker, PLI 2016 Investment Management Institute
  • Presenter, Investment Company Institute’s 2015 Securities Law Development Conference
  • Speaker, ALI CLE 2015 Conference on Life Insurance Company Products
  • Speaker, IAA Compliance Conference
  • Speaker, PLI 2015 Investment Management Institute
  • Speaker, Annual DCIIA Public Policy Forum

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Awards received while at the SEC:

  • Supervisory Excellence Award
  • Capital Markets Award, as a member of the Asset-Backed Securities Rulemaking Team
  • Law & Policy Award for Dodd Frank implementation
  • Labor Management Relations Award for leadership of Division reorganization
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