David M. Geffen

Senior Attorney

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  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1987
  • SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 1987

David M. Geffen

Senior Attorney

David focuses his practice on representing registered investment companies and their directors and investment advisers. David joined the firm in 2014, after practicing for more than eight years as counsel in the Boston office of a global law firm. Prior to that experience, for more than ten years, he was an in-house attorney in Boston with the investment adviser to the Fidelity Investments family of funds. 

David is the author of numerous legal articles relevant to investment management practice. His 2009 article in the Securities Regulation Law Journal was cited by the District Court for the Southern District of New York (and by Ropes & Gray LLP, representing the successful defendants) in the Court’s 2011 opinion in Yu v. State Street Corp. dismissing Securities Act claims against a mutual fund issuer. David’s January 2011 article in Bloomberg Law Reports was the first public recommendation that money market funds should be permitted to impose redemption (liquidity) fees during periods of market stress to deter redemption runs. The SEC quoted a portion of this article in the SEC’s June 2013 Money Market Funds Reform proposing release.

David has been quoted in a variety of publications concerning investment management matters, including Barron’s, Compliance Reporter, Ignites, Fund Directions, The Hedge Fund Law Report and Board IQ.

Publications

  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1987
  • SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984
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