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Andrew J."Buddy" Donohue

Andrew J."Buddy" Donohue

Shearman & Sterling LLP

New York, NY, USA


Andrew J. Donohue, widely known as Buddy Donohue, is Of Counsel in the Investment Funds practice.

Buddy has over 40 years of experience in both senior government and private sector roles, having most recently served as SEC Chief of Staff to Chair Mary Jo White (2015-2017). He is best known for his service as Director of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management (2006-2010) (where he was effectively the most senior regulator for the U.S. funds industry), Global General Counsel at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (2003-2006), Executive Vice President and General Counsel at OppenheimerFunds Inc. (1991 – 2001) and Investment Company General Counsel at Goldman Sachs (2012-2015).

Buddy has been an officer, director and counsel for numerous investment advisers, broker-dealers, commodity trading advisers, transfer agents and insurance companies, and has served on the boards of business development companies, registered open-end funds, closed-end funds, exchange traded funds, Cayman funds and Dublin- and Luxembourg-based UCITS. He has also served as Chairman of the ABA Investment Companies and Investment Advisers Subcommittee, and as an Editor of the ABA Guide for Fund Directors.

Buddy is an acknowledged and highly respected thought leader within the industry, having published, lectured and delivered talks on a variety of investment fund topics. He currently is also an Adjunct Professor teaching investment management law at Brooklyn Law School.

Andrew J."Buddy" Donohue is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters What Is Fiduciary Investment Advice? - Fiduciary Investment Advice 2018, Thursday, May 10, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment What is Fiduciary Investment Advice? - Financial Services Conflicts of Interest & Fiduciary Duties 2018: Navigating the Emerging Regulatory Maze, Friday, May 11, 2018
The Special Role of the Securities Lawyer—Legal Ethics - Securities Law and Practice 2018: How the SEC Works, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Inside the SEC – How the SEC Works - Securities Law and Practice 2018: How the SEC Works, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio What is Fiduciary Investment Advice? - What is Fiduciary Investment Advice? , Friday, May 11, 2018
The Special Role of the Securities Lawyer—Legal Ethics - The Special Role of the Securities Lawyer—Legal Ethics, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Inside the SEC – How the SEC Works - Inside the SEC – How the SEC Works, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts What is Fiduciary Investment Advice? - What is Fiduciary Investment Advice? , Friday, May 11, 2018
The Special Role of the Securities Lawyer—Legal Ethics - The Special Role of the Securities Lawyer—Legal Ethics, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Inside the SEC – How the SEC Works - Inside the SEC – How the SEC Works, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg What is Fiduciary Investment Advice? - What is Fiduciary Investment Advice? , Friday, May 11, 2018
Inside the SEC – How the SEC Works - Inside the SEC – How the SEC Works, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The Special Role of the Securities Lawyer—Legal Ethics - The Special Role of the Securities Lawyer—Legal Ethics, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Financial Services Conflicts of Interest & Fiduciary Duties 2018: Navigating the Emerging Regulatory Maze, Thursday, May 17, 2018, New York, NY
Securities Law and Practice 2018: How the SEC Works, Monday, October 29, 2018, New York, NY
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Private Banking and Wealth Management - Broker-Dealer Regulation (Second Edition), Monday, September 24, 2018
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