Michael McGrath is a partner in the firm’s Boston office. He practices in the areas of investment management, securities, and commodities law, including the representation of institutional investment firms, registered investment companies, private equity and hedge funds, and emerging financial technology firms. Mr. McGrath counsels financial institutions regarding SEC, CFTC, NFA, and FINRA regulation. His practice is focused on helping financial institutions design their compliance programs, supporting trading and investment management issues including best execution, soft dollars, control of nonpublic information, and derivatives trading, and assisting with SEC and NFA staff examinations. Mr. McGrath also has extensive experience counseling clients on regulatory matters that relate to strategic business decisions, including:
Mr. McGrath is a CFA charterholder.
Prior to joining K&L Gates in 2011, Mr. McGrath was a Vice President and Senior Counsel with Allianz Global Investors, where he provided counsel in several different areas including: compliance with regulatory requirements, mergers and reorganizations of business units, the formation and offering of private funds and mutual funds, and the negotiation of investment management agreements, side letters, trading agreements, and derivatives documentation.