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Alexander C. Gavis

Fidelity Investments
VP Associate General Counsel
Boston, MA, USA


Alexander C. Gavis is a member of the Corporate Legal Department of Fidelity Investments in Boston, Massachusetts. He handles legal affairs for Fidelity's retail and retirement financial services businesses and government relations. He is also the chief legal counsel for Fidelity's e-business initiatives.

In addition to his work at Fidelity, Mr. Gavis has extensive experience in the financial services industry, having served at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Investment Company Institute, both in Washington, DC. His experience also includes handling mergers and acquisitions at Salomon Brothers Inc, in New York, NY.

He is frequent speaker on regulatory and legal issues and has been appointed to a number government committees. He has served as chair of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's E-Brokerage Committee and its Social Media Task Force. He is currently an adjunct professor of law at Suffolk University Law School, and has written a number of articles on securities and e-business law topics. In the Spring of 2000, he was appointed to the Federal Trade Commission's Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security. 

Mr. Gavis received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.  He also served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable William T. Allen, Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery for the State of Delaware.  He received his B.A., with High Honors and Phi Beta Kappa, from Swarthmore College. 
Alexander C. Gavis is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters The Regulation of Electronic Advertising, Marketing, and Socializing by Mutual Funds - Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds Regulation, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The Electronic Distribution of Mutual Funds - Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds Regulation, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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