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Beth Clark

Of Counsel
+1.202.778.9432
Fax +1.202.778.9100

Ms. Clark is Of Counsel in K&L Gates’ Washington, D.C. office. She concentrates her practice in the investment management and securities areas where she advises participants in the financial services industry, including investment advisers, private fund managers, alternative investment vehicles and brokerage firms with respect to their obligations under international and U.S. federal securities laws, state laws and rules, self-regulatory organization rules (including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the National Futures Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). She routinely helps clients register with the SEC under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and register with the CFTC as commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors. Additionally, she creates, reviews and helps clients implement compliance infrastructures and programs associated with such registrations.

In addition, Ms. Clark has expertise with respect to various regulatory filings, including Form ADV, Form PF, Forms CPO-PQR and CTA-PR, Section 13 and 16 filings and Treasury International Capital and Bureau of Economic Analysis reports.

Associated with her practice, Ms. Clark focuses on creating and counseling U.S. and non-U.S. private funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds. She structures U.S. funds as limited liability companies, limited partnership and trusts and establishes “offshore” funds in such jurisdictions as Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. Ms. Clark prepares and negotiates the necessary documentation associated with private securities offerings, including disclosure and organizational documents, service provider agreements and filings and registrations, such as listing on the Irish Stock Exchange.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Clark was an associate in the securities regulation and enforcement area of a Washington, D.C. law firm.  Before that she practiced in New York City in the areas of investment management and mergers & acquisitions.

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Investment Adviser Compliance and Reporting: Latest Developments and OCIE Exam Hot Buttons,” Strafford Publications, Inc. Webinar, February 17, 2016