Kimberly R. Thomasson

Associate

  • JD, cum laude, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2016; Note and Comment Editor, Catholic University Law Review
  • BA (Political Science), West Virginia University, 2006

Qualifications

  • District of Columbia, 2017
  • Maryland, 2016

Kimberly R. Thomasson

Associate

Kimberly R. Thomasson joined Ropes & Gray in 2021 as an associate in the corporate department and a member of the firms’ asset management group.

Kimberly has broad experience advising investment companies and investment advisers on complex regulatory and compliance matters arising under the federal securities and commodity trading laws, including the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, and the Commodity Exchange Act. She also advises clients on the organization, registration, and operation of registered investment companies, including open-end funds and exchange-traded funds, and assists funds with navigating the intersection of the Investment Company Act, Commodity Exchange Act, and related rules and regulations of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and National Futures Association. Kimberly also advises registered investment companies on SEC filings, as well as a variety of other regulatory matters.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Kimberly was an associate at another international law firm, where her practice focused on counseling clients on U.S. and foreign derivative and commodity trading and advising commodity trading advisors and commodity pool operators with respect to compliance with the Commodity Exchange Act, the regulations of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the rules of the National Futures Association.

Publications

  • Kimberly R. Thomasson, Comment, Over-the-Counter Derivatives in a Global Financial Marketplace: The Case for Uniform Global Identifiers and Compatible Reporting Requirements in Substituted Compliance Comparability Determinations, 65 Cath. U.L. Rev. 363 (2016)
  • JD, cum laude, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2016; Note and Comment Editor, Catholic University Law Review
  • BA (Political Science), West Virginia University, 2006

Qualifications

  • District of Columbia, 2017
  • Maryland, 2016
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