Amy McDonald advises registered funds, including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and their investment advisers in a number of areas, such as US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, regulatory and compliance issues, corporate matters, and Board governance. Amy also helps clients with advocacy efforts surrounding SEC rulemakings and advising on subsequent implementation and compliance questions. Amy is an active member of the firm’s ESG & Sustainability Advisory Working Group, and frequently advises clients on ESG investing, disclosure, and compliance questions.
In addition to supporting clients in drafting fund documents, including registration statements, proxy materials, and exemptive applications, Amy has experience in a broad range of legal, regulatory, and transactional matters. Before joining Morgan Lewis, Amy spent almost 10 years practicing in house, serving most recently as legal counsel to the ETF business of a New York–based asset manager. Prior to this, Amy served in legal, regulatory and compliance roles for a Boston-based investment adviser/fund complex. Amy began her legal career as an associate in the financial services group of an international law firm, resident in Boston.
Cornell Law School, 2007, J.D.
Brown University, 2001, B.A.
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Best ETF Law Firm, ETF Express US Awards (2021, 2022)
Member, ETF Law Firm of the Year, ETF.com (2019)
Member, Best ETF Legal & Compliance Firm, ETF Express (2019)