Arthur Don

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Co-Chair, Investment Regulation Group
Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Investment Regulation Group
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group
  • Financial Institutions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Contact InfoTelephone: 312.456.8438
Fax: 312.456.8435
University Northwestern University, B.S., 1975
Law SchoolNorthwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1978 Editorial Board, Northwestern University Law Review
Admitted1978, Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar
Memberships Chicago Bar Association; American Bar Association.


Arthur Don has more than 30 years of experience representing mutual funds, public investment companies, fund independent directors, investment advisers, private investment funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, broker-dealers and public companies in a variety of sophisticated securities transactions. His experience includes various aspects of investment company practice, from organizing new funds through acquisitions and mergers of funds. Arthur has represented issuers and underwriters in numerous public offerings. He also frequently advises independent directors on fiduciary duties, and advises clients on compliance policy issues.

Areas of Concentration

· Investment management

· Securities

· Private equity and venture capital

· Real estate funds

· Corporate compliance and social responsibility

· Pension funds and institutional investors

· Investment funds

Professional & Community Involvement

· Director, Public Interest Law Initiative

· Vice President, Chicago Music Theatre

· Vice President, John Howard Association of Illinois, Prison Reform Group

· Member, American Bar Association

· Member, Chicago Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

· Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America's Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013

· Listed, Leading Lawyers Network, 2012-2013

· Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2009, 2011-2013

· Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

Publications & Presentations

Articles, Lectures & Publications


· Co-Author, "SEC Clarifies Position on Unregistered Broker-Dealer Sponsors of Internet Funding Networks," Lexology, April 10, 2013

· Co-Author, "Compliance Checklist for Registered and Exempt Real Estate Fund Advisers Under Dodd-Frank," PREA Quarterly, Fall 2012

· Co-Author, "The JOBS Act Expands Access to Capital in Private Placements and New Public Offerings," PREA Quarterly Magazine, Summer 2012

· Author, "Fundamental Decisions: Setting A Mutual Fund's Investment Policies," The Journal of Mutual Fund Services, 1995

· Author, "The Role of Investment Company Independent Directors: A New Era of Activism," The Journal of Mutual Fund Services, 1993


· Speaker, "Securities Law Updates & Considerations in The EB-5 Area," Greenberg Traurig's 2013 EB-5 Finance Seminar, Chicago, IL, October 8, 2013

· Speaker, "Regulations - What Are the Latest SEC Restrictions on What We Can and Cannot Say to Investors and the Press? What is the Best Approach to Ensuring Compliance Firm-Wide?" 2012 NAREIM Capital Raising & Investor Relations Council Meeting, Chicago, IL, December 3, 2012

· Speaker, "AIFMD and Dodd-Frank for European Fund Managers," Client Seminar, Amsterdam, January 31, 2012

· Speaker, "Living with AIFMD and Dodd-Frank: The Key Concerns," Institutional Investor Legal Forum, October 19, 2011

· Presenter, "Dodd-Frank: Implications for Real Estate Organizations," Client Webinar, September 14, 2011

· Presenter, "Financial Regulatory Reform Legislation: Dodd-Frank After One Year," Global Legal/Compliance Seminar for Multinational Financial Client, July 21, 2011

· Presenter and Panelist, "The New Investment Climate: How Financial Reform and Transparency Demands Affect Savers and Investors," New York Private Equity Network, Real Estate Group, April 13, 2011

· Presenter, "Financial Regulatory Reform Legislation," Various Mutual Fund and Investment Adviser Boards, August 2010-present

· Presenter, "Legal Considerations for Adviser Outsourcing Arrangements," Chicago Investment Professionals, Chicago, IL, October 12, 2010

· Presenter, "Private Equity in the Age of Regulation: What Will the New Rules Mean," FTI Consulting Lunch Panel, Hollywood, FL, October 5, 2010

· Presenter, "Securities Law Overview," Mentor Continuing Legal Education, Illinois, April 2010

· Presenter, "Global REITs: Investment, Financing and Structuring," Euromoney Seminar, London, England, April 2006

· Presenter, "SEC Compliance Program Rules and Investment Company Governance," Regional Meeting of National Investment Company Service Association, Kansas City, MO, April 2004


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Arthur Don

77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3100
ChicagoIL 60601


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