Stephanie A. Capistron


Stephanie A. Capistron


Boston | One International Place, 40th Floor, 100 Oliver Street, Boston, MA, United States of America 02110-2605
+1 617 728 7127 | +1 617 426 6567


Stephanie A. Capistron advises U.S. registered investment companies and their investment advisers on a wide variety of regulatory, compliance and corporate matters, including the development and launch of new funds, regulatory and compliance matters relating to existing funds, fund reorganizations and requests for exemptive relief from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ms. Capistron also regularly provides advice on affiliated transaction matters under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Ms. Capistron has significant experience assisting mutual fund sponsors launch exchange-traded fund business lines, including advice with respect to fund structure, disclosure and listing requirements, and development of compliance programs for exchange-traded funds.

She also advises boards of directors/trustees of U.S. registered investment companies on fund governance and fiduciary oversight matters, including director/trustee independence and regulatory examinations.

Ms. Capistron was recently ranked in Chambers USA as an “Up and Coming” Lawyer for Hedge & Mutual Funds in Massachusetts. The directory notes that she is “praised as a terrific lawyer” and “noted for her considerable skill in advising on complex compliance, governance and fund development matters." Ms. Capistron was awarded “Best in Investment Funds” by Euromoney Legal Media Group in its Americas Rising Stars Awards (2019) and was shortlisted for the same award in 2018. She has also been recognized in The Legal 500 (US) in the area of mutual/registered funds.

Prior to rejoining Dechert in 2014, she was employed as counsel at a large investment management firm.

  • Providence College, B.A., 2005, summa cum laude
  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 2008, magna cum laude
  • Massachusetts
Speaking Engagements
  • Disclosures and Communications with U.S. Fund Investors in the Current Environment — Dechert LLP, COVID-19 Coronavirus Business Impact Webinar (April 7, 2020)
  • Current Issues for Asset Managers – SIFMA'S Compliance & Legal Society Boston Regional Seminar, Boston, MA (May 21, 2019)
  • SEC ETF Rule Proposal – 2018 San Francisco Investment Management Symposium, San Francisco, CA (November 13, 2018)
  • SEC Proposes Rule to Allow Most ETFs to Operate without Exemptive Relief – Dechert LLP, Webinar (July 25, 2018)
  • Employment Issues in the Asset Management Industry Seminar – Dechert LLP, Boston, MA (May 10, 2018)
  • Current Developments Affecting the Fund Industry – San Antonio, TX (March 20, 2018)