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Clair E. Pagnano

Partner
+1.617.261.3246
Fax +1.617.261.3175

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.

Professional Background

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.

Speaking Engagements

Ms. Pagnano's recent presentations have included the following:
  • K&L Gates and Fund Directions, “Fund Directors Boston Summit 2017”, Boston, MA, June 8, 2017
  • National Regulatory Services, Center for Compliance Professionals, Mastering the Investment Advisers Act of 1940: Sections 201-205, Washington, D.C., September 15, 2009
  • K&L Gates continuing legal education seminar, “Closed-end Funds and ETFs,” September 27, 2007
  • K&L Gates Breakfast Briefing, “Closed-end Funds Current Issues,” Boston, MA, June 19, 2007
  • National Regulatory Services, Center for Compliance Professionals, “Mastering the Investment Advisers Act of 1940: Sections 201-205,” New York, NY, April 2007
  • Glasser Continuing Legal Education Seminar, “Mutual Fund Hot Topics: Investment Company Compliance Programs,” Boston, MA, June 7, 2005
  • Glasser Continuing Legal Education Seminar, “Mutual Fund Hot Topics: Rule 38a-1, and Proxy Voting Policies and Procedures,” Boston, MA, November 11, 2003