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 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 Announces 2015 Examination Priorities
Rory M. Cohen,Leslie S. Cruz,Peter M. McCamman,Stephanie M. Monaco,Amy Ward Pershkow, April 14, 2015
The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has announced its 2015 examination priorities. OCIE stated that, in 2015, it will focus on the following thematic areas: matters of importance to retiring or...

OCIE and FINRA Announce the Results of Cybersecurity Initiatives
Leslie S. Cruz,Andrew D. Getsinger,Amy Ward Pershkow,Jerome J. Roche,Jeffrey P. Taft, April 13, 2015
On February 3, 2015, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) announced the results of their cybersecurity examination...

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,...

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Amy Ward Pershkow

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


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