Andrew Davalla > Thompson Hine LLP > Columbus, United States > Lawyer Profile

Thompson Hine LLP
SUITE 1700
COLUMBUS, OH 43215-6101
United States

Work Department

Corporate Transactions & Securities/Investment Management/Interval Funds/Privacy & Cybersecurity/ETF Practice


Andrew is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Transactions & Securities and Investment Management practice groups. With more than 15 years of in-house industry experience, most recently as senior vice president and counsel for a global investment management firm, he has a keen understanding and appreciation of issues from the investment manager’s perspective.

Andrew has extensive experience in providing ongoing representation of and advice to open-end investment companies, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), interval funds and their independent directors/trustees. His experience also includes advising on the full range of securities and compliance issues related to fund development and structuring, investment management agreements, third-party service agreements, corporate governance, fund mergers and acquisitions involving investment advisers. Having served in the role of privacy officer, he also gained valuable experience with data privacy and information security issues.

Andrew is licensed to practice in Ohio and New York.


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
  • Fordham University, B.A.

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.