James Severs focuses his practice on a wide range of issues facing registered investment companies, private funds, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors, and investment advisers. James provides counsel to these investment management clients in all aspects of legal representation, including: preparing regulatory filings; drafting and reviewing registration statements and proxy solicitation materials; researching various securities and corporate law issues; mergers and acquisitions; transactional issues; and drafting corporate policies and compliance procedures.
While in law school, James was a staff member on Volume 64 of the Catholic University Law Review, and held internships with the Office of the State’s Attorneys for Montgomery County, Maryland; the Securities and Exchange Commission; and the Investment Adviser Association.
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2016, J.D., Certificate in Securities Law , magna cum laude
University of Kentucky, 2013, B.A., English and Political Science
District of Columbia
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)