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Lorna A. Schnase

Attorney at Law

Houston, TX, USA

Lorna Schnase has been practicing corporate and securities law for more than 25 years. Her practice emphasizes investment management matters, primarily for registered investment advisers and mutual funds. Ms. Schnase counsels clients regarding a wide range of matters such as compliance programs, fiduciary duty, disclosure, custody, organizational issues, registration of funds and advisers with the Securities and Exchange Commission, performance issues, adviser and fund advertising, changes of control, best execution, soft dollars, codes of ethics, director independence and other corporate governance issues, reporting obligations, electronic document delivery, privacy compliance and other issues.

Ms. Schnase practices independently in Houston, Texas. Prior to establishing her independent practice, she was a partner of the law firm of Davis, Graham & Stubbs LLP. Prior to that, Ms. Schnase practiced with the law firm of Baker & McKenzie in Los Angeles and with the Dechert law firm in Denver. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Mutual Fund Directors Forum and the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal “Practical Compliance & Risk Management for the Securities Industry.”

Ms. Schnase graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School with a J.D. degree in 1982. In 1979, Ms. Schnase graduated summa cum laude from the University of Denver with a B.A. degree in mathematics. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and the Mortar Board honors society.  She is a member of the bar in the States of Texas (1991), California (1989) (inactive) and Colorado (1982) (inactive).

Lorna A. Schnase is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters An Investment Adviser’s Fiduciary Duty; and Appendix 8A - Investment Adviser Regulation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance and the Law (Third Edition), Thursday, October 25, 2018

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