Amy Ward Pershkow is a Corporate & Securities partner in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office. She focuses primarily on representing investment companies, investment advisers and financial services companies. Her investment company clients include both open-end and closed-end funds, multi-class funds, funds of funds and funds utilizing a manager of managers structure. Her investment adviser clients include registered and private fund advisers as well as real estate and private equity managers. Amy also serves as independent counsel to the independent directors of fund companies. In addition to ongoing SEC regulatory, compliance and registration activities, Amy counsels clients with a wide variety of investment management matters, including the formation, registration, reorganization, merger, acquisition and liquidation of investment companies and investment advisers. Amy’s practice also includes assisting clients with respect to SEC examinations and inquiries, “mock” examinations, targeted compliance and business practice reviews, internal investigations and due diligence reviews. Amy joined Mayer Brown in 2005.