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Timothy W. Levin

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Tim Levin is a partner in the investment management practice at Morgan Lewis and managing partner of the firm’s Philadelphia office. With a focus on investment advisers and other financial services firms, Tim counsels clients on the design, development, and management of pooled investment vehicles and investment advisory programs. He also advises fund managers in connection with organization, registration, and ongoing regulatory compliance. Additionally, he represents managers and sponsors of unregistered pooled investment vehicles. For more information, view Tim’s bio at


Tim speaks frequently at conferences and moderates panels. He also co-chairs the firm’s annual Hedge Fund Conference. He is the editor of Morgan Lewis Hedge Fund Deskbook: Legal and Practical Guide for a New Era and the Mutual Fund Regulation and Compliance Handbook.


Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1995; University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1992

United States: Investment fund formation and management

Mutual/registered funds

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s clients are quick to praise the firm’s ‘extensive knowledge of global regulatory, legal and industry trends’ and its ‘deep bench of seasoned experts, which enables it to provide detailed responses to all questions’. Washington DC-based John McGuire is advising State Street Global Advisors on a number of ETF launches, including its first ETF investing in RMB-denominated Chinese A shares, which have restrictions on ownership by non-Chinese investors. Thomas Harman (also based in Washington DC) has an extensive track record handling SEC regulatory matters. In Boston, Roger Joseph and Lea Anne Copenhefer advised Legg Mason on the restructuring of its money market funds to comply with new SEC money market rules and British FCA regulations, enabling it to open the funds to investors on both sides of the Atlantic. In another highlight matter, Philadelphia-based Timothy Levin advised Consulting Group Capital Markets on the consolidation of several of its funds.

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