Eric Diamond is a partner in the Firm’s Investment Management and Financial Services Groups. Mr. Diamond’s practice focuses on advising asset managers, banks, broker-dealers and other regulated financial institutions on a range of regulatory, compliance and transactional matters. He regularly provides advice to private equity fund, hedge fund, mutual fund and other investment management clients regarding regulation under the Investment Company Act and Investment Advisers Act, including in connection with significant SEC examination and enforcement matters.
Mr. Diamond also regularly represents financial services clients on various strategic and transactional matters, including controlling and minority investments in asset management firms, investments in private equity funds, hedge funds and venture capital funds, selected fund formation matters, and public and private mergers, acquisitions and similar transactions.
Prior to rejoining the Firm in 2020, Mr. Diamond was a senior advisor to SEC Chairman Jay Clayton from 2018 to 2020. In that role, he oversaw the rulemaking and other initiatives of the Division of Investment Management and advised the Chairman on certain investment adviser and broker-dealer enforcement matters. Among other things, he served in a leading role in completing the SEC’s rules and interpretations governing the standards of conduct for investment advisers and broker-dealers, including Regulation Best Interest, and coordinated the SEC’s Inter-Divisional Standards of Conduct Implementation Committee. He also led the SEC’s efforts to amend the interagency regulations implementing the Volcker Rule.
Panelist – “Volcker Covered Funds: The Final Rule,” SIFMA (July 2020)
Panelist – “Introduction to the New SEC Investment Adviser Marketing Rule,” Managed Funds Association (January 2021)
Speaker – “SEC Proposal to Expand Proxy Vote Transparency: Implications for Market Participants” Council of Institutional Investors (December 2021)
The Volcker Rule: New Exclusion for Qualifying Venture Capital Funds, The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation (December 2021)
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