Nathan D. Somogie

Counsel

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  • JD, magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2010; Articles Editor, Michigan Law Review
  • MS (Accounting), Bentley University, 2004
  • BA, summa cum laude, Gordon College, 2003

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts
  • Honorable John M. Rogers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2010 - 2011)
  • Board of Advisors, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Nathan D. Somogie

Counsel

Nathan is counsel in Ropes & Gray’s asset management group. His practice covers a wide range of regulatory, transactional and compliance matters for global asset managers, including the organization, operation and governance of mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), interval and tender offer funds, registered funds of private funds, and business development companies.

Nathan has advised on some of the most innovative investment products in the asset management industry, including several of the first semi-transparent ETFs and registered closed-end funds that provide public access to private equity investments. He has extensive experience representing investment advisers, registered investment companies and their boards of directors. Nathan is a trusted counselor to asset managers in mergers and acquisitions, investment transactions and fund reorganizations, and regularly advises clients on industry developments.

Prior to joining the firm, Nathan clerked for Judge John M. Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He was a CPA prior to law school and worked at Deloitte for three years, where he managed financial statement audits for public companies.

Experience

Provide regulatory, transactional and compliance advice to:

  • Natixis Investment Managers and its affiliated mutual funds and ETFs.
  • Columbia Threadneedle and its affiliated mutual funds.
  • AMG Funds and Pantheon Ventures with respect to AMG Pantheon Fund, one of the few registered funds of private equity funds in existence.
  • Primark Capital Funds with respect to Primark Private Equity Investments Fund, the first registered fund of private equity investments offered to non-accredited investors.
  • The Brighthouse Funds and Brighthouse Investment Advisers (formerly the MetLife Funds and MetLife Advisers).
  • Several of the world’s largest asset managers in a variety of registered fund reorganizations, including the first merger of an ETF into an open-end fund and other unique merger structures.
  • Various global asset managers on a range of regulatory and compliance matters relevant to their services to mutual funds and ETFs.
  • Global asset managers and private equity sponsors in connection with mergers and acquisitions of registered investment advisers and broker-dealers.

Publications

  • JD, magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2010; Articles Editor, Michigan Law Review
  • MS (Accounting), Bentley University, 2004
  • BA, summa cum laude, Gordon College, 2003
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