Stephen H. Bier represents investment advisers and mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, and business development companies and their boards of directors in a variety of matters including the development of new investment products and strategies, transactional issues and regulatory guidance. He also regularly assists registered funds and advisers on a variety of compliance issues, including responding to SEC exams, and has experience in working on SEC enforcement matters.

Mr. Bier has been listed as a leading lawyer for investment funds by Chambers USA. In the most recent edition, a client stated that “Stephen is terrific - he is very analytical, responsive and commercial.” “He is an exceptionally talented and responsive attorney.” A previous edition noted that he is “a very good lawyer and a quality partner for registered funds.” He has also been recognized in The Legal 500 (U.S.) in the area of mutual/registered funds.

Mr. Bier is an adjunct professor at St. John's University, where he teaches Regulation of Mutual Funds.

    • SEC Rulemaking Webinar Series: New Rule 2a-5: Good Faith Determinations of Fair Value, Part 1 — Dechert LLP, Webinar (April 22, 2021)
    • Compliance Issues in the Current Environment — Dechert LLP, COVID-19 Coronavirus Business Impact Webinar (April 21, 2020)
    • Developments in Derivatives Regulation — 2016 San Francisco Investment Management Symposium, San Francisco, CA (November 9, 2016)
    • Introduction to Mutual Funds — Dechert LLP, New York, NY (July 1, 2014)
    • Asset Management Roundtable — Dechert LLP, New York, NY (March 19, 2013)
    • Euro Crisis Webinar Series: Issues Affecting Fund Management — Dechert LLP, Webinar (June 13, 2012)
    • Applying Whistleblower Rules at Investment Adviser Firms — Dechert LLP, Webinar (May 3, 2012)
    • Whistleblower Issues for Asset Managers — Dechert LLP, Webinar (July 27, 2011)
    • Navigating the New Regulatory Structure Governing Money Market Funds — Dechert LLP, Webinar (April 8, 2010)
    • How Mutual Funds are Priced and Sold — Practising Law Institute's ABCs of Mutual Funds, New York, NY (June 10, 2009)
    • Trends in Principal Protected Investments & Product & Structure Review for Principal Protected Plans — FRA's Principal Protected Investment Products Conference, New York, NY (May 22, 2008)
    • Correctly Defining the Roles and Responsibilities of Advisors and Sub-advisors — The 2008 NY Sub-Advised & Multi-Managed Funds Summit, New York, NY (January 25, 2008)