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Investment Management

Ranked, National Tier 1: Securities/Capital Markets Law, U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2015)

Ranked: Investment Fund Formation and Management: Mutual/Registered Funds in The U.S. Legal 500 (2014)

Ranked: Financial Services Regulation: Broker-Dealer Regulation in Chambers USA (2014)

Ranked: Investment Funds: Registered Funds in Chambers USA (2014)

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David W. Freese

1701 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921
United States
Phone: +1.215.963.5862
Fax: +1.215.963.5000

David W. Freese is an associate in Morgan Lewis's Investment Management Practice. Mr. Freese focuses his practice on representing mutual funds, exchange traded funds, closed-end funds, private funds, and their investment advisers on a wide range of legal, regulatory, and transactional matters, including fund formation, ongoing compliance, and corporate governance.

Mr. Freese earned his J.D., cum laude, from American University, Washington College of Law in 2007, where he was a member of the Administrative Law Review and a teaching assistant in the legal writing department. He earned his B.A., cum laude, with distinguished honors, in economics from Ursinus College in 2002.

Mr. Freese is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.


  • American University, Washington College of Law, 2007, J.D., Cum Laude
  • Ursinus College, 2002, B.A., Cum Laude, With Distinguished Honors