Mr. Marchesani is a Branch Chief in the Chief Counsel’s Office (CCO) of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management, which is primarily responsible for issuing no-action letters and interpretive guidance under the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and other federal securities laws that affect the asset management industry.  CCO also reviews applications requesting exemptive orders under the two Acts.  Mr. Marchesani joined the SEC in March 2009, serving as Senior Counsel in the Division of Investment Management’s Rulemaking Office until April 2011.

Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Marchesani was an associate in the Financial Services group of the law firm Dechert LLP.  He represented U.S. registered investment companies and investment advisers in a variety of regulatory, corporate governance, and compliance matters.  From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Marchesani served as law clerk to the Honorable Carolyn Berger, Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court.

Mr. Marchesani is a graduate of the Universita’ degli Studi di Pavia (Italy), Fordham University School of Law, and The George Washington University Law School.