Shawn Donovan

Associate

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  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2017; Certificate in Management, the Wharton School; Editor and Founding Member, Journal of Law & Public Affairs
  • BA (English), summa cum laude, University of Massachusetts, 2011

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2019
  • District of Columbia, 2017
  • Honorable Rebecca Grady Jennings, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • Boston Bar Association

Shawn Donovan

Associate

Shawn joined Ropes & Gray in 2019 as an associate in the corporate department, practicing primarily in the firm's asset management group. Shawn represents registered investment companies, their independent trustees and investment advisers in regulatory, transactional and compliance matters. He regularly advises with respect to the development, registration and operation of fund products, including the preparation and review of disclosure in offering documents and shareholder communications, and with respect to the ongoing representation of registered funds’ boards of trustees. In addition, Shawn advises clients on the formation and operation of private investment funds, including advising fund sponsors in connection with various fundraising, structuring, governance, operations, regulatory and compliance matters.

Before joining the firm, Shawn clerked for the Honorable Rebecca Grady Jennings in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. Before then, he was an associate at another elite law firm in Washington, D.C., where his practice focused on complex regulatory, transactional and data privacy matters.

  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2017; Certificate in Management, the Wharton School; Editor and Founding Member, Journal of Law & Public Affairs
  • BA (English), summa cum laude, University of Massachusetts, 2011
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