David M. Geffen focuses his practice on working with investment companies and their investment advisers. Prior to returning to private practice at Dechert in 2005, Mr. Geffen was an in-house attorney at Fidelity Investments for more than a decade.
Clients and colleagues call upon Mr. Geffen for his comprehensive knowledge of the Investment Company Act of 1940, and his ability to analyze difficult technical issues arising under that Act and develop creative solutions.
In addition to his years of private practice, Mr. Geffen draws on his professional experience to bring an in-house perspective to his advice to clients.
Mr. Geffen has been quoted in Ignites, Compliance Reporter, Fund Directions, and Board IQ. His article in the March 2009 Securities Regulation Law Journal was selected for postings on The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, The ABA Journal's Securities Litigation Watch, The Securities Law Prof Blog, and Riskmetrics' Securities Litigation Watch. The Mutual Fund Directors Forum also published this article to its members on the Forum's password-protected website.
In addition, Mr. Geffen has published widely on various issues applicable to registered funds.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), S.B., 1984
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1987