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Ellen Drought

Ellen R. Drought

Shareholder
Milwaukee
414.287.9517414.287.9517
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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 investment companies, 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 investment company directors on their responsibilities under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and other governance matters.

Ellen is a frequent contributor to Godfrey & Kahn’s Investment Management Legal & Regulatory Update and The Investment Lawyer.

Representative Experience

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

Advising investment company boards of directors regarding governance and oversight matters.

Representation of financial services companies in connection with acquisitions and sales of investment management firms, investment companies 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 fund sponsors in connection with fund mergers, liquidations and new mutual 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

Activities

Ice Age Trail Alliance – Volunteer

Museum of Wisconsin Art – Board Member, Past President

Education

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

Milwaukee
833 East Michigan Street
Suite 1800
Milwaukee, WI
53202-5615
414.287.9517414.287.9517
414.273.5198414.273.5198
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Susan Bednar
414.287.9405414.287.9405
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