Financial Services leader Dechert LLP announced today it has expanded its SEC regulatory and funds practice with the addition of Mark D. Perlow as a partner. He joins the firm from another international law firm, where he concentrated his practice on investment management and securities law.

“Mark’s addition signals our commitment to our asset management and private funds practice on the West Coast,” said Robert W. Helm, a leader of Dechert’s global Financial Services Practice. “He brings significant experience to our team, joining a large number of Securities and Exchange Commission alumni already practicing at the firm. We are delighted to welcome him to the partnership.”

Perlow represents mutual funds, hedge fund managers, investment advisers, fund boards of directors and broker-dealers on a broad range of regulatory and transactional matters. Prior to private practice, he served as senior counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from 1998 to 1999, focusing on investment management, fund and corporate governance and enforcement. He also served in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement from 1994 to 1997. Perlow has considerable experience with issues relating to alternative mutual funds and funds’ use of derivatives, as well as with SEC enforcement and examination initiatives relating to asset managers.

“I have long been impressed with Dechert’s world-class and dynamic funds, asset management and regulatory practices, as well as the firm’s recognized leadership in enforcement defense and white collar representations,” said Perlow. “I’m very enthusiastic about joining such a deep and collaborative team and working together to provide leading-edge advice and great service to our clients.”

Perlow is admitted to practice in California and the District of Columbia. He received his A.B. (summa cum laude) in 1986 from the University of California at Berkeley, his M.A in 1988 from the University of Oxford and his J.D. in 1991 from Yale Law School.


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