Mr Robert Helm > Dechert LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
United States
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Work Department

Financial Services and Investment Management


Robert W. Helm, a leader of Dechert’s financial services practice group, represents some of the world’s leading investment management firms, investment funds and their boards of directors. Mr. Helm’s clients include registered investment companies, private funds, European registered funds (UCITS), and traditional and alternative investment funds organized in other jurisdictions offered on a public and private basis.


Member, Investment Funds Committee, International Bar Association; Advisory Committee, Mutual Fund Directors Forum; Advisory Committee, Independent Directors Council


Stanford University, A.B., 1979, with Distinction; Stanford Law School, J.D., 1982, Fulbright-Hays Direct Exchange Fellow to Italy (1982-83) and Attaché de Recherche, European University Institute, 1982-84

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

Robert HelmDechert LLP

Dechert LLP‘s ‘practical and pragmatic‘ team is in ‘a class of its own when it comes to registered funds‘. The group is ‘able to handle a myriad of issues and can martial experts who know the law in various jurisdictions‘. Based in the New York office, Allison Fumai (‘a rock star‘ with ‘deep knowledge of the ETF industry‘), Richard HorowitzJeremy Senderowicz and Stuart Strauss provide ongoing advice to Morgan Stanley’s mutual and closed-end funds. In Washington DC, Robert Helm is ‘a true business consigliere‘, Douglas Dick is ‘thoughtful and pragmatic‘, and Thomas Bogle is ‘intelligent, astute and very responsive’; Brenden Carroll and Stephen Cohen are also key contacts. Boston-based John O’Hanlon advises a large mutual fund complex on regulatory issues and ETF launches. Stephanie CapistronChristopher Harvey, Geoffrey Kenyon and Christopher Christian are also key names in the Boston office. Harvey and Helm jointly lead the practice. Other clients include MainStay Funds and Deutsche Bank ETFs.