Christine Ayako Schleppegrell


Christine Ayako Schleppegrell


Washington, D.C. | 1900 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-1110
+1 202 261 3357 | +1 202 261 3333

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Christine Ayako Schleppegrell focuses her practice on investment management, with an emphasis on mutual fund governance and investment adviser counseling. Ms. Schleppegrell has experience serving as fund, adviser, and independent trustee counsel for small, mid-sized, and large registered fund complexes.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Schleppegrell served as an associate at a national law firm where she advised mutual fund boards, investment advisers, and private equity firms. She is knowledgeable in advising boards in connection with new, reorganized, liquidated, and repositioned funds. Also, Ms. Schleppegrell interned in the legal department of a publicly traded e-commerce corporation.


Significant Representations

  • A mutual fund board in repositioning fund to achieve managed distributions and implement hedging strategies.
  • A registered fund board in connection with tax-free reorganization of US$670 million money market fund.
  • A UK asset manager in connection with cross-border private fund offerings, including a proposal to structure a US$250 million fund.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Vassar College, B.A., Political Science, 2008
  • Oxford University, St. Catherine’s College, 2007
  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • District of Columbia
  • California
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California, Honorable Christopher M. Klein

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Federal Regulation of Securities Committee
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of D.C., Practicing Attorneys Resource Committee Co-Chair
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member
Investment Adviser Association
Women in Investment Management of D.C.
Women's Investment Management Forum