Amy Ward Pershkow

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 263 3336

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  • Corporate & Securities
  • Financial Institutions M&A
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement
  • Investment Management
Contact InfoTelephone: 202 263 3336
Fax: 202 263 5336
University Trinity College, B.A., cum laude, 1996
Law SchoolThe Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1999
Admitted1999, Virginia; 2000, District of Columbia

Amy Ward Pershkow is a Corporate & Securities partner in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office. She focuses primarily on representing investment companies, investment advisers and financial services companies. Her investment company clients include both open-end and closed-end funds, multi-class funds, funds of funds and funds utilizing a manager of managers structure. Her investment adviser clients include registered and private fund advisers as well as real estate and private equity managers. Amy also serves as independent counsel to the independent directors of fund companies. In addition to ongoing SEC regulatory, compliance and registration activities, Amy counsels clients with a wide variety of investment management matters, including the formation, registration, reorganization, merger, acquisition and liquidation of investment companies and investment advisers. Amy’s practice also includes assisting clients with respect to SEC examinations and inquiries, “mock” examinations, targeted compliance and business practice reviews, internal investigations and due diligence reviews. Amy joined Mayer Brown in 2005.


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US Securities and Exchange Commission Adopts Amendments to Money Market Fund Rule (Rule 2a-7)
Leslie S. Cruz,Peter M. McCamman,Amy Ward Pershkow, November 15, 2014
On July 23, 2014, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) by a 3-2 vote, adopted amendments to Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (“1940 Act”), as amended (“Rule 2a-7” or the “Rule”).1 Rule 2a-7 imposes quality, liquidity,...

SEC Preparing New Asset Management Industry Rules That Will Increase Reporting Requirements, Require Stress Tests, and Limit Derivatives Investments
Leslie S. Cruz,Stephanie M. Monaco,Amy Ward Pershkow, September 19, 2014
The Wall Street Journal (the “Journal”) has reported that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) is drafting proposed rules for the asset management industry that are designed to address the perceived risks posed by the industry to the financial system. These...
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Amy Ward Pershkow

1999 K Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20006-1101


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