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Ropes & Gray LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States
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Work Department

Securities Enforcement


Eva Carman is a managing partner of the New York office and co-head of the global Securities Enforcement practice. She is Chambers-ranked for “Nationwide, Securities: Regulation: Enforcement,” where she is recognized by clients as “extraordinarily knowledgeable,” “exceptionally smart” and “superb at what she does.”

She has 27 years of experience representing investment advisers and boards in connection with Securities and Exchange Commission examinations, investigations and litigated actions. Her focus is on investment company, private equity, hedge fund and credit fund defense. Her practice is nationwide. She has had recent cases in seven of the SEC’s regional offices and the Washington office. Her high-profile successes include the dismissal of claims against one of the central figures in the credit crisis cases  the former head of Countrywide Home Loans. Her recent non-public successes include two rare mid-investigation dismissals of fee and expense investigations, and complete defense of a portfolio manager of a prominent hedge fund in an insider trading case. As a result of her years in the industry and track record of success, she is well-regarded by the most selective firms, who not only seek her counsel in investigations and litigated matters, but also for regulatory guidance on matters relating to insider trading, custody, anti-corruption, design and implementation of compliance programs intended to address complex and novel trading and business issues. She has also been tapped to conduct internal investigations, the most recent of which was of a commodities broker that was under investigation for complex issues associated with accounting disclosures. Throughout these matters, Eva has demonstrated the skills that make her a soughtafter counselor and advocate: knowledge of the regulators, sensitivity to the nuances of working in a politically charged atmosphere, and a deep understanding of her clients’ industry and businesses.


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1991; Editor, International Environmental Law Review
  • BA, summa cum laude, Boston College, 1988; Captain of BC’s Nationally Ranked Division One Varsity Soccer Team

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Financial services regulation

Ropes & Gray LLP draws on its expertise in the investment fund space to provide regulatory advice to prominent investment management and private equity funds. The team is particularly active in helping these clients to ensure that their broker-dealer work complies with SEC and FINRA regulations; the practice also advises clients engaged in derivatives trading on CFTC compliance. Elsewhere, Jason Brown specializes in advising on matters involving the Investment Advisers Act. The sizeable team is jointly led by Brown, Thomas Hiller  and James Thomas in Boston; Brynn Rail, Bryan Chegwidden and Eva Carman in New York; and Joel Wattenbarger and Leigh Fraser, who work across the two offices.