Mr John V O'Hanlon > Dechert LLP > Boston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
BOSTON, MA 02110-2605
United States
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Work Department

Financial Services and Investment Management


John V. O’Hanlon represents investment managers, investment funds and their boards of directors, and other financial institutions in corporate, regulatory, compliance, and enforcement matters. He has over 25 years of securities legal experience, including five years on the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management.


Federal Securities Law Committee, American Bar Association


Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., 1984; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1989, cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

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

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.