Andrew Wilkins

Counsel

  • JD, Boston College Law School, 2006; Note Editor, Boston College Law Review
  • BS (Business Marketing), summa cum laude, Syracuse University, 1998; Top Graduate School of Management

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2006
  • Rhode Island, 2016

Andrew Wilkins

Counsel

Andrew Wilkins is counsel in the firm's asset management group. His practice focuses on registered funds and investment adviser regulation. Andrew has extensive experience in representing investment advisers and investment companies in connection with regulatory, securities, and transactional matters for registered funds and their advisers in both retail and institutional markets.

Prior to rejoining Ropes & Gray in 2022, Andrew spent more than ten years within the legal teams of premier investment managers and financial services companies working on a broad range of retail and institutional products including registered funds, private funds, collective investment trusts, and separate accounts. Andrew's comprehensive involvement in practical, day-to-day operations includes fund launches, mergers, investor servicing, contract negotiation, and ongoing compliance and broad oversight of regulatory issues.

In addition to his in-house roles, Andrew was an associate in Ropes & Gray's asset management group from 2006 to 2011. Prior to attending law school, Andrew served as a captain in the United States Air Force.

Experience

  • Counseling on launch of new interval fund strategy.
  • Advised large institutional investment adviser on implementation of new SEC rules.
  • Advised large investment managers on product development and launch of liquid alternative strategies and managed account programs.
  • Represents clients in connection with:
    • drafting and reviewing registration statements, proxy statements, and other regulatory filings
    • preparing exemptive applications seeking relief from certain of the federal securities laws
    • advising investment companies and advisers on transactional, regulatory and compliance matters
    • preparing materials for routine and special meetings of investment company boards of directors
    • regulatory exams by federal and state regulators 
  • JD, Boston College Law School, 2006; Note Editor, Boston College Law Review
  • BS (Business Marketing), summa cum laude, Syracuse University, 1998; Top Graduate School of Management

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2006
  • Rhode Island, 2016
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