David W. Grim

Partner-in-Charge, Washington, DC
Co-Chair, Investment Management


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. He currently serves as partner-in-charge of the firm’s Washington, D.C., office and as co-chair of the investment management department.

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


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Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Looking Back and Forward at the SEC’s Rule for Fair Value,” Stradley Ronon and Mutual Fund Directors Forum
  • Panelist, “Board Perspectives: How Will Board Oversight Change Under the New Derivatives Rule?,” Independent Directors Council’s Fund Directors Virtual Conference
  • Panelist, “So Many Rules, So Little Time,” Investment Company Institute’s Mutual Fund and Investment Management Conference
  • Speaker, “What Does the New SEC Fund Valuation Framework Mean for You?,” KPMG Investment Management Perspectives Podcast
  • Panelist, “Director Considerations: SEC’s Proposed Overhaul of Fund Disclosure,” Independent Directors Council’s Virtual Fund Directors Conference
  • Moderator, “Post-Election Direction: The Asset Management Industry and Regulatory Priorities in 2021,” Investment Company Institute’s Virtual Securities Law Developments Conference
  • Panelist, “The SEC’s Fund Derivatives Rule: What’s in the Comments, and Is the Finish Line Approaching?," Stradley Ronon Webinar
  • Panelist, “The Ex-SEC Speaks on Proposed Rule 2a-5,” Voltaire Advisors
  • Panelist, “ESG: All Aboard,” Stradley Ronon Webinar
  • Speaker, “Fund Director Duties and Responsibilities, a Refresh,” Mutual Fund Directors Forum Fund Governance and Regulatory Insights Conference
  • Panelist, “The (Ex) SEC Speaks!,” Voltaire Advisors’ 4th Annual Fund Valuation Workshop
  • Speaker, PLI Investment Management Institute, 2017
  • Keynote Speaker, Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference, 2017
  • 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, ICI Securities Law Development Conference, 2016*
  • Speaker, ALI CLE Conference on Life Insurance Products, 2016*
  • Presenter, Investment Company Institute’s Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference, 2016*
  • Speaker, PLI Investment Management Institute, 2016*
  • Presenter, Investment Company Institute’s Securities Law Development Conference, 2015*
  • Speaker, ALI CLE Conference on Life Insurance Company Products, 2015*
  • Speaker, IAA Compliance Conference*
  • Speaker, PLI Investment Management Institute, 2015*
  • Speaker, Annual DCIIA Public Policy Forum*

*Includes certain speaking engagements prior to joining Stradley Ronon

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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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