Bibb Strench > Thompson Hine LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Thompson Hine LLP
1919 M STREET NW
SUITE 700
WASHINGTON, DC 20036-3537
United States

Work Department

Corporate Transactions & Securities/Investment Management/Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies/ETF Practice/Investment Adviser Lawyers

Position

Bibb is a partner in the Corporate Transactions & Securities practice group. He focuses on exchange-traded funds (ETFs), exchange-traded products (ETPs), closed-end funds, mutual funds and investment advisers. Bibb provides advice on regulatory, compliance, entity formation, auditor independence, corporate governance and other issues related to the operation of the aforementioned businesses. He has experience with unique fund structures and ETF products, smart contacts and other blockchain innovations and start-up ETF firms.

Bibb began his career as a staff attorney in the Division of Investment Management of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he was principally responsible for granting exemptive orders and responding to no-action and interpretive requests under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and Investment Advisers Act of 1940. He has argued 1940 Act issues in federal and state courts, including the landmark mutual fund independent director case, Yacktman v. Carson, et al, and participated in the development of the Uniform Statutory Trust Entity Act.

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1984, magna cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Investment fund formation and management > Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds

Under the leadership of JoAnn Strasser, the team at Thompson Hine LLP counsels a diverse client base on product development decisions, mergers and reorganizations, SEC examinations, and compliance issues. A particular area of expertise for Strasser is that of alternative funds, including managed futures funds with off-shore subsidiaries, closed-end interval funds, fund-of-fund and master feeder structures, and long-short and absolute return funds. Columbus is the firm’s hub for registered funds work, fielding not only the practice head, but also Andrew Davalla – who brings more than 15 years of in-house experience to the group – and office managing partner Michael Wible. Over in Washington DC, Bibb Strench is noted for his knowledge of unique fund structures and ETF products, smart contacts and other blockchain innovations and start-up ETF firms.