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Jeannette L. Lewis

Jeannette L. Lewis

William Blair & Company, L.L.C./William Blair Investment Management, LLC
Senior Compliance Counsel
Chicago, IL, USA


Jeannie Lewis is Senior Compliance Counsel at William Blair & Company, L.L.C./William Blair Investment Management, LLC. (collectively, “William Blair”).  In her role, Jeannie provides guidance regarding regulatory developments, compliance initiatives and legal advice regarding William Blair’s institutional and private wealth management lines of business.  Prior to joining William Blair in 2014, she was a principal with Deloitte & Touche, LLP providing regulatory compliance, risk management, litigation support, and business advisory services to investment advisers, investment companies, service providers, financial intermediaries, hedge funds, and private equity firms.  Prior to joining Deloitte, Ms. Lewis was the assistant general counsel at Driehaus Securities LLC, a registered broker-dealer, and Driehaus Capital Management LLC, a registered investment adviser serving mutual fund, institutional separate account, private fund, undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) and Specialised Investment Fund (SIF) clients.  Prior to Driehaus, Ms. Lewis worked in the Chicago Regional Office of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission for over 18 years in various capacities including assistant regional director in the Enforcement Division and senior special counsel for a combined Broker-Dealer and Investment Management Examination Program.  During the last three years of her tenure with the SEC, Ms. Lewis served as the associate regional director of the Investment Management Examination Program where she directed over 350 examinations of registered investment advisers, investment companies and transfer agents located in the Midwest per year and supervised 70 investment management staff members.  Education:  Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and Juris Doctorate, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.
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