Lorna J. MacLeod

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance Products
  • Insurance M&A and Demutualizations
  • Investment Adviser
  • Mutual Funds
  • Insurance
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0817
Fax: 202-637-3593
University Stanford University, B.A.
Law SchoolUniversity of California at Berkeley School of Law - Boalt Hall, J.D.; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., with distinction
Admitted1983, California; District of Columbia

Professional Activities
Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia


Lorna MacLeod advises clients on the design and sale of SEC registered and unregistered investment products and compliance with related SEC and FINRA rules. Lorna also has experience advising managers of private funds on registration and compliance with the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and addressing status questions under the 1940 Act for a wide variety of business organizations.

Previously Lorna spent seven years as senior counsel in the corporate finance group of a large international law firm and she served as branch chief in the SEC Division of Investment Management, Office of Insurance Products. Her first professional role was as a legal advisor to an audit team at the General Accounting Office - Office of General Counsel, reporting directly to Congress on matters involving federal securities laws, the Commodity Exchange Act and laws governing over-the-counter (OTC) derivative contracts. While there, she played a key role in the production of two groundbreaking reports on OTC derivative contracts.

Selected Experience
Sutherland advises client on design and regulatory filings for a novel longevity insurance product.
Sutherland advises client on design and regulatory filings for a new structured index insurance product.
Sutherland attorney represents life insurance client in obtaining novel exemption relief from 1940 Act.

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Office Information

Lorna J. MacLeod

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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