Chelsea M. Childs

Associate

  • JD, cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 2011; Editor, Boston University Law Review; Director, J. Newton Esdaile Moot Court
  • BBA (Finance, Business Economics), magna cum laude, Grand Valley State University, 2007

Qualifications

  • California, 2017
  • District of Columbia, 2013
  • Massachusetts, 2011
  • 100 Women in Finance
  • National Investment Company Service Association, Regional Committee Member
  • California ’40 Acts Group

Chelsea M. Childs

Associate

Chelsea Childs is an associate in the corporate department and a member of the firm’s asset management group. Chelsea represents investment management industry clients in a wide variety of regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters. She assists mutual funds, exchange‑traded funds, and hedge funds with structuring and formation, fund reorganizations, negotiation of service provider agreements, and ongoing operational and compliance matters. Chelsea has represented clients in connection with seeking novel exemptive relief from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and with the preparation and filing of registration statements and proxy statements.

Chelsea also has significant experience advising boards of U.S. registered investment companies on governance and fiduciary oversight matters. She represented the independent board members of a large fund complex in connection with an SEC enforcement action against the fund adviser and certain of its affiliates.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray in 2019, Chelsea was an associate at a large international law firm where her clients included U.S. registered investment companies, investment advisers, and independent board members.

Presentations

  • Panelist, “Blockchain Update for Investment Managers”, California Investment Management Symposia (November 13 & 14, 2018)
  • Presenter, “The Impact of Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies on Compliance”, National Society of Compliance Professionals (May 3, 2018)
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