Jon S. Rand

Jon Rand Dechert financial services lawyer New York

Jon S. Rand


New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States of America 10036-6797
+1 212 698 3634 | +1 212 698 3599

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Jon S. Rand has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of investment management. His clients include registered and private investment companies, investment advisers, broker-dealers, insurance companies, banks, and other institutions.

Mr. Rand participates in the design and creation of registered fund products for both institutional and retail investors. Mr. Rand often counsels clients in investment management merger and acquisition transactions, and post-closing integration and consolidation of operations and products. Mr. Rand has a special interest in corporate governance and has frequently served as independent counsel to fund boards. Mr. Rand assists a variety of clients in establishing and managing private investment companies in the form of unregistered domestic and offshore funds. Mr. Rand also is regularly called upon to assist clients experiencing or anticipating compliance, inspection, enforcement, or other regulatory problems with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including counseling on structuring specialized financing transactions and enterprises to avoid inadvertent status as investment companies.

Mr. Rand is a frequent speaker at investment management-related conferences, seminars, and workshops.

Mr. Rand is listed for mutual funds law in The Best Lawyers in America (2007-2018) based on peer review. Legal 500 (US) noted that he has “deep expertise and solid judgment.”

  • Franklin & Marshall College, A.B., 1980
  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 1983, member of the Boston College Law Review
  • New York
  • Oregon
Speaking Engagements
  • Portland Alternative Investment Association's 2013 Regulatory Update — Portland, OR (September 10, 2013)
  • The Rule and Responsibilities of Fund Officers in the Current Regulatory Environment — National Investment Company Service Association (NICSA) 26th Annual Conference and Expo, Miami, FL (February 17, 2008)
  • Board and Audit Committee Communication and Reporting: Navigating and Adjusting to the New Rules Regulations and Environment — Investment Company Institute 2006 Tax and Accounting Conference, Orlando, FL (September 26, 2006)
  • The ABC's of Mutual Funds: Mutual Fund Distribution — Practicing Law Institute, New York, NY (July 12, 2005)
  • Monitoring and Testing of Compliance Controls and Procedures — Investment Adviser Association, Chicago, IL (May 2, 2005)
  • Recent Issues in Financial Services — Investment Company Institute's Mutual Funds Conference, Palm Desert, CA (April 1, 2003)