Mrs Eva Carman > Ropes & Gray LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Ropes & Gray LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States
Eva Carman photo


Eva Carman is a managing partner of the New York office and co-chief of the securities & futures enforcement group. She is Chambers ranked for Nationwide, Securities: Regulation: Enforcement, where she is recognized by clients as “superb at what she does.”

She has 25 years of experience representing investment advisers in connection with Securities & Exchange Commission examinations, investigations and litigated actions. Her focus includes private equity and real estate fund defense, having worked with over twenty PE and real estate firms in connection with the SEC’s focus on that industry. Her practice is nationwide. She has had recent cases in five 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 complete defense of a private equity firm in a fees and expenses case and complete defense of a portfolio manager of a prominent hedge fund in an expert network insider trading case. As a result of her years in the industry and track record of success, she is well-regarded by hedge fund managers, investment advisors and private equity 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: respect 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