Adam Kanter is a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice of the Washington office. He focuses his practice on counseling domestic and non-US investment advisers, investment companies, and other financial services firms on a variety of regulatory, compliance, enforcement, and transactional matters.

Adam has advised clients on a wide range of investment management matters, including formation, registration, and ongoing compliance issues of investment companies and investment advisers. He has also assisted clients in adapting to new regulations, such as the custody rule and pay to play rule under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and the amended money market fund rule under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Adam also advises clients on related matters, including the preparation of registration statements, compliance policies and procedures, proxy statements, “no-action” letter requests, exemptive applications, comment letters, and corporate documents.

Recently, Adam has been involved in advising a variety of financial services clients on implications of the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act,” particularly with respect to its effects on entities with cross-border operations. He joined Mayer Brown in 2008.


  • Anglais
Points clés
Securities Investigations: Internal, Civil and Criminal


The George Washington University Law School, JD, with honors

University of Connecticut, BA, magna cum laude

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  • District of Columbia
  • New York