Cynthia R. Beyea: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Cynthia R. Beyea

Cynthia Reid Beyea
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Financial Services
  • Corporate
  • Investment Adviser
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
  • Business Development Companies
  • Mutual Funds
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Capital Markets & Investments
  • Insurance
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0472
Fax: 202-637-3593
University American University, B.A., magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D. Notes Editor, The Environmental Lawyer
Admitted2003, Maryland; 2004, District of Columbia

Professional Activities
Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
Member, Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section, District of Columbia Bar


Cindy Beyea is a member of Sutherland's Financial Services Practice Group and focuses her practice on advising mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, investment company boards of directors and investment advisers. Cindy concentrates on issues involving the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and related federal securities laws.

Cindy assists investment company clients with registration, reporting and disclosure requirements, as well as with fund governance and compliance matters. She also regularly advises clients with respect to Section 529 college savings plans. In addition, she counsels clients on SEC and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) requirements for investment company advertisements and sales literature, ensuring that all print and electronic documentation meets the various rules and regulations before being published. Cindy is a member of the business law section of the American Bar Association and of the corporation, finance and securities law section of the District of Columbia Bar. She is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars.

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Sutherland advises clients with registration, reporting and disclosure requirements.

Sutherland advises clients on federal securities laws.

Sutherland advises program managers to 529 college savings plans.


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SEC Proposes Rule Related to Use of Derivatives and Financial Commitment Transactions by Regulated Funds
Frederick R. Bellamy,Cynthia R. Beyea,Thomas E. Bisset,Steven B. Boehm,Daphne G. Frydman, January 20, 2016
In December 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) proposed a new Rule 18f-4 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the 1940 Act) that would, if adopted, affect the ability of mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), closed-end funds and business development companies (BDCs)...

Omnibus Highway Bill Contains a Grab Bag of December Surprises for Public Companies and Companies Aspiring to Go Public
Cynthia R. Beyea,Steven B. Boehm,James M. Cain,Joel J. Hughey,Cynthia M. Krus, January 11, 2016
In December 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law an omnibus highway bill called “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” or the “FAST Act.” This new law (i) amends certain sections of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS...

SEC Moves to Update Transfer Agent Rules; New Rules Likely to Impact Unclaimed Property and Cybersecurity
Eric A. Arnold,Cynthia R. Beyea,Clifford E. Kirsch,Michael B. Koffler,Susan S. Krawczyk, January 6, 2016
On December 22, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission took the first step in overhauling SEC regulation of transfer agents, the little-discussed but critical intermediaries involved in the prompt clearance and settlement of almost all U.S. securities. After many years in which other types of...
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Cynthia R. Beyea

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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