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Julie M. Riewe

Julie M. Riewe

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Julie M. Riewe is a litigation partner based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group. Her practice focuses on securities-related enforcement and compliance issues and internal investigations, and she has significant experience with matters involving private equity funds, hedge funds, mutual funds, business development companies, separately managed accounts and other asset managers.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Riewe was Co-Chief of the Asset Management Unit of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement. In this capacity, Ms. Riewe oversaw a nationwide program of investigations focusing on investment advisers, investment companies, mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds and other investment vehicles managed by investment advisers. She co-led a team of nearly 80 attorneys, industry experts and other professionals in all 12 SEC offices, and was responsible for directing the SEC’s asset management-related enforcement efforts.

Ms. Riewe personally supervised nationally prominent matters involving portfolio valuation, conflicts of interest, governance, performance advertising, fee and expense allocation, trading practices, market manipulation, best execution, principal transactions, cross trades, mutual fund distribution, Form ADV and prospectus disclosure, and custody and compliance issues. She also led investigations across all major SEC and FINRA enforcement program areas, including FCPA, broker-dealer regulation, insider trading, fraud, financial reporting and securities registration. Additionally, she worked closely with the SEC’s National Exam Program, the examination staff in the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations across the country, and the Division of Investment Management in setting priorities and devising risk-analytic initiatives and sweeps across the asset management space. In recognition of her leadership and integrity, she received the Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Leadership in 2015.

Before her appointment to Co-Chief, Ms. Riewe was Deputy Chief and Assistant Director of the Asset Management Unit in 2012 and 2010, respectively. From 2008 to 2010, she was Branch Chief in the Enforcement Division in Washington, D.C. She began her tenure at the SEC as a staff attorney in the Enforcement Division in 2005. In 2007, she earned the Ellen B. Ross Award for her performance at the SEC.

From 2000 to 2004, Ms. Riewe was a litigation associate with a major international law firm, prior to which she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Diana E. Murphy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from 1999 to 2000.

Ms. Riewe earned her J.D. and M.P.P. from Duke University School of Law in 1999, where she was a member of the Duke Law Journal and Editor-in-Chief of the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy. She received her A.B. from Duke University in 1993.

Julie M. Riewe is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Julie M. Riewe, Co-Chief, Asset Management Unit, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Speech, Conflicts, Conflicts Everywhere—Remarks to the IA Watch 17th Annual IA Compliance Conference: The Full 360 View (February 26, 2015) - Fiduciary Investment Advice 2018, Thursday, May 10, 2018
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, Share Class Selection Disclosure Initiative, Questionnaire for Self-Reporting Advisors - Fiduciary Investment Advice 2018, Thursday, May 10, 2018
Debevoise & Plimpton, Client Update, OCIE 2018 Examination Priorities Focus on Retail, but Private Fund Sponsors Still in Crosshairs (February 13, 2018) - Fiduciary Investment Advice 2018, Thursday, May 10, 2018
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, Annual Report, A Look Back at Fiscal Year 2017 - Fiduciary Investment Advice 2018, Thursday, May 10, 2018
FINRA, Report on Conflicts of Interest (October 2013) - Fiduciary Investment Advice 2018, Thursday, May 10, 2018
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, 2018 National Exam Program Examination Priorities - Fiduciary Investment Advice 2018, Thursday, May 10, 2018
Debevoise & Plimpton, Client Update, SEC’s Division of Enforcement Announces Self-Reporting Program for Advisers Who Failed to Disclose Conflicts in Share Class Selection (February 13, 2018) - Fiduciary Investment Advice 2018, Thursday, May 10, 2018
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Announcement, Share Class Selection Disclosure Initiative (February 12, 2018) - Fiduciary Investment Advice 2018, Thursday, May 10, 2018
FINRA: 2018 Annual Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter (January 2018) - Fiduciary Investment Advice 2018, Thursday, May 10, 2018
Administrative Complaint, In re: Scottrade, Inc., Dkt. No. E-2017-0045 (Mass. Feb. 15, 2018) - Fiduciary Investment Advice 2018, Thursday, May 10, 2018
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