Ms. Pagnano concentrates her practice in the investment management area. She has experience representing open and closed-end investment companies and their boards of directors. Ms. Pagnano advises mutual fund complexes on regulatory and compliance matters; including registration, proxy issues, mergers and reorganizations. She has advised registered investment companies on exemptive applications and no-action letter requests to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ms. Pagnano also has experience with Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements as they relate to registered investment companies.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Pagnano was an associate in the investment management group at a large New York City law firm where her practice focused on advising registered investment companies on all aspects of regulation and compliance. From 1999 – 2001 she was a legal product manager for Fidelity Investments.