WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Law firm Seward & Kissel LLP is pleased to announce that Ivy Wafford Duke has joined the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office as Counsel in the Investment Management Practice Group.
Ms. Duke has more than two decades of in-house experience in the investment management sector. Most recently, she served as Vice President and Acting General Counsel for Calvert Investments, Inc. In that role, Ms. Duke was responsible for overseeing all legal and regulatory matters affecting the affiliated SEC registered investment adviser, broker-dealer, and the Calvert mutual funds.
“Ivy’s extensive in-house experience, particularly her unparalleled knowledge of 1940 Act matters, makes her a valuable addition to the Firm,” said Seward & Kissel Managing Partner Jim Cofer. “She is well-regarded in the investment management community and we know her insights and knowledge will be a tremendous asset to our clients.”
In addition to her work on 1940 Act matters, Ms. Duke has broad experience with all registered investment adviser and broker-dealer legal and regulatory matters. This includes SEC compliance, as well as MSRB, FINRA, Blue Sky state filings, and SRO regulations.
“Ivy has spent her career working in the investment management industry sector, and has a wealth of experience to draw upon,” said Paul Miller, a partner in the D.C. office. “We are pleased to welcome a colleague of Ivy’s caliber to the team, and to the D.C. office.”
“Seward & Kissel has an unmatched reputation in the investment management community for its talented attorneys and quality work,” said Ms. Duke. “As I thought about next steps for my career, this firm was the natural choice for the work I want to do.”
Ms. Duke holds an L.L.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center, a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Seward & Kissel has continued to build its Washington, D.C. presence this year. In February, the firm added experienced regulatory attorney Marlon Q. Paz to focus on broker-dealer regulation and enforcement.
About Seward & Kissel LLP
Seward & Kissel LLP, founded in 1890, is a leading U.S. law firm with an international reputation for excellence. We have offices in New York City and Washington, D.C. Our practice primarily focuses on corporate, litigation and restructuring/bankruptcy work for clients seeking legal expertise in the financial services, corporate finance and capital markets areas. The Firm is particularly well known for its representation of major commercial banks, investment banking firms, investment advisers and related investment funds (including mutual funds and hedge funds), master servicers, servicers, investors, distressed trade brokers, liquidity providers, hedge fund administrators, broker-dealers, institutional investors, and transportation companies (particularly in the shipping area).