Paul B. Raymond’s practice focuses on the representation of mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, collective investment trusts, employees' securities companies, investment advisers, and fund directors. He counsels clients on a wide variety of regulatory, transactional, fund formation, and compliance matters.
Paul assists clients with the design, formation, and registration of funds. He works closely with fund sponsors on product development efforts, including funds that pursue alternative investment strategies.
Paul also works with clients on the development and implementation of compliance policies and procedures, and has played leading roles in compliance program reviews for both major mutual fund advisers and fund complexes.
Paul has led a number of major projects, including restructurings of major fund complexes. He counsels clients regarding reorganizations of funds and in connection with mergers, acquisitions, and initial public offerings of investment advisers.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Paul was a partner in the investment management practice of another international law firm. Previously, Paul served as a law clerk to Judge Norman K. Moon, US District Court for the Western District of Virginia.
University of Virginia School of Law, 2000, Juris Doctor
Wesleyan University, 1995, Bachelor of Arts, Government
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Clerkship to Judge Norman K. Moon of the US District Court for the Western District of Virginia (2000 - 2001)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Best ETF Law Firm, ETF Express US Awards (2021, 2022)
Rising Star, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide (2017–2022)
Rising Star, IFLR1000 United States (2018, 2019)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
Member, Boston Bar Association
Board of Directors, Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program, Inc.