Clifford E. Kirsch is partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP in New York City. Previously, he was Vice President and Senior Corporate Counsel at the Prudential Insurance Company of America. Prior to that, he was first vice president and associate general counsel at Paine Webber ’s asset management subsidiary. From 1985 to 1994, he was on the Staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Investment Management, in Washington, D.C. At the SEC, he held several positions, including Assistant Director in the Office of Insurance Products, and was a recipient of the Manuel F. Cohen Younger Lawyer Award.
Mr. Kirsch teaches at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and previously taught at Georgetown University Law Center. He serves as chair for two annual American Law Institute/American Bar Association Course Offerings: Investment Management Regulation and Investment Adviser Regulation. He also is Chairman of the NASD’s Variable Insurance Products Committee.
Cliff Kirsch has written on various topics relating to investment companies, investment advisers, and the securities activities of insurance companies and banks. His publications include: Mutual Fund Regulation (Practising Law Institute 2005); Broker-Dealer Regulation (Practising Law Institute 2004); Financial Product Fundamentals (Practising Law Institute 2001); Investment Adviser Regulation (Practising Law Institute 1998); The Financial Services Revolution: Understanding the Changing Roles of Banks, Mutual Funds and Insurance Companies (Irwin 1996); Regulation and Distribution of Variable Insurance Products (Aspen 1999) and Investment Management Regulation (Carolina Academic Press 1998), a law school casebook.