Kevin F. Cahill

Kevin Cahill Dechert investment management lawyer Orange County

Kevin F. Cahill


Orange County | 650 Town Center Drive, Suite 700, Costa Mesa, CA, United States of America 92626-7122
+1 949 442 6051 | +1 949 442 6010

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Kevin F. Cahill represents investment advisers and investment companies in all aspects of their organization, registration, operation, acquisition and liquidation, and serves as counsel to independent directors of investment companies. He counsels clients in a wide range of regulatory, compliance and business matters.

Mr. Cahill has authored numerous publications and articles in the U.S. and international asset management field, and has participated in industry group panels and educational events.


Some of Mr. Cahill’s engagements and experience include:

  • Advising investment advisers on a broad range of investment advisory products and services, including separately managed accounts, wrap fee programs and model portfolio programs.
  • Advising mutual fund independent trustees on fund governance, conflicts and general fiduciary issues, and director and officer liability insurance issues.
  • Advising financial institutions on privacy regimes and cybersecurity matters, including working with clients to develop information security programs, data privacy protocols and related compliance/audit programs.
  • Representing funds, their boards and advisers in corporate acquisition and transactional matters.
  • University of Illinois, B.A., 1997, with Distinction
  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2001, cum laude, member of the San Diego Law Review and Order of the Coif
  • California
Speaking Engagements
  • Compliance Hot Topics – Compliance Conference at the Investment Company Institute's General Membership Meeting, Washington, D.C. (May 2-3, 2019)
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity – 2018 Los Angeles Investment Management Symposium, Los Angeles, CA (November 14, 2018)
  • Registered Funds Track – 2018 San Francisco Investment Management Symposium, San Francisco, CA (November 13, 2018)
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity – 2018 San Francisco Investment Management Symposium, San Francisco, CA (November 13, 2018)
  • Hedge Funds Nuts & Bolts: GDPR for US Hedge Funds – Dechert LLP, Webinar (April 11, 2018)
  • Cybersecurity Insurance Market Trends and Risk Management - Dechert LLP, Webinar (January 30, 2018)
  • Registered Funds Track – 2017 San Francisco Investment Management Symposium, San Francisco, CA (November 28, 2017)
  • Cybersecurity and the Board of Directors – Dechert LLP, Webinar (September 27, 2017)
  • 2016 Los Angeles Investment Management Symposium – Dechert LLP, Los Angeles, CA (November 10, 2016)
  • Cybersecurity, Business Continuity and Transition Planning: The Return of Operational Risk – Dechert LLP, San Francisco, CA (November 9, 2016)
  • ERISA's Fiduciary Rules: Re-Proposed "Investment Advice" Regulation – 2015 San Francisco Investment Management Symposium, San Francisco, CA (December 9, 2015)
  • Designing Privacy Policies and Identifying Privacy Risks for Financial Institutions – Dechert LLP, Webinar (September 29, 2015)