Cynthia R. Beyea is a partner in Dechert’s financial services practice, representing mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, business development companies, investment company boards of directors and investment advisers. She has a particular focus on matters related to the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and other related federal securities laws.

Ms. Beyea supports investment company clients with the structuring and registration process, reporting and disclosure obligations, as well as fund governance and compliance issues. She also counsels clients on complex reorganization and acquisition transactions. In addition, Ms. Beyea frequently provides advice to clients regarding Section 529 college savings plans.

Ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers Global and Chambers USA for registered funds, clients describe Ms. Beyea as “a top-notch lawyer,” “responsive and commercially aware” and “a pleasure to work with.”

    • Registered Funds – USA – Nationwide Chambers USA 2019-2023
    • Registered Funds – USA – Global Chambers Global 2020-2023
    • Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2021 – Practising Law Institute (April 21, 2021)
    • Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2019 – Practising Law Institute (May 6, 2019)
    • Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2018 – Practising Law Institute (May 14, 2018)
    • Basics of Mutual Funds and Other Registered Investment Companies 2017 – Practising Law Institute (April 20, 2017)
    • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section
    • Member, District of Columbia Bar, Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section