William M. Watts III: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

William M. Watts III

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Investment Adviser
  • Financial Services
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Business Development Companies
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0898
Fax: 202-637-3593
University University of North Carolina, B.A.
Law SchoolUniversity of North Carolina School of Law, J.D. Staff Writer, NC Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation
Admitted2004, North Carolina; 2009, District of Columbia

Professional Activities
Member, Section of International Law, American Bar Association
Secretary, Board of Directors, Development in Gardening (Africa)

BornGreensboro, North Carolina, 1977

Bill Watts is a corporate securities attorney who represents clients in the creation and operation of domestic and non-U.S. investment funds and private equity funds. He is experienced drafting contracts and negotiating business transactions; including investments in real estate, venture capital and corporate buyout funds. Bill also provides companies everyday management advice regarding compliance with the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, risk management and general corporate matters.

Before joining Sutherland as an associate, Bill spent five years with a registered investment adviser in North Carolina, serving as director of regulatory affairs, chief compliance officer and the firm's corporate secretary. As sole legal counsel, he advised the firm on all legal matters with an emphasis on securities law. Bill also worked as a staff attorney with the SEC's Division of Enforcement and was selected as a member of its Advanced Commitment Program.

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William M. Watts III

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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