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Ellen Drought

Ellen R. Drought

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Ellen Drought

Ellen Drought is a shareholder in the Investment Management Practice Group, where she specializes in investment management law. Ellen provides advice to mutual funds, investment advisers and other financial services companies with respect to SEC compliance and reporting, mergers and acquisitions, new product formation and general corporate matters. She regularly advises mutual fund directors on their responsibilities under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and other governance matters.

Representative Experience

Representation of mutual funds and investment advisers in connection with SEC registration and ongoing compliance.

Advising mutual fund boards of directors regarding governance and oversight matters.

Representation of financial services companies in connection with acquisitions and sales of investment management firms, mutual funds and broker-dealers.

Representation of a national investment advisory firm in connection with the sale of its mutual fund, separate account, hedge fund and brokerage business.

Counseling clients in connection with SEC and FINRA examinations.

Representation of mutual fund sponsors in connection with fund mergers, liquidations and new mutual fund offerings.

Representation of a large public pension fund in connection with corporate governance matters, including testimony before the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

Advising family office clients regarding compliance matters.

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin - 1998

Minnesota - 2015

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
Milwaukee Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin


Ice Age Trail Alliance – Volunteer

Museum of Wisconsin Art – Past President, Board Member


Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin Law School,1998, with honors, Order of the Coif

Master of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996, History

Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1991, cum laude, History

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