San Francisco - The San Francisco office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added David C. Owen as of counsel in its asset management and investment funds practice. Owen joins K&L Gates from Allianz Global Investors (AGI), where he served as a managing director in various roles, including chief legal officer and global head of compliance and regulatory affairs.
At AGI, Owen designed, implemented, and managed the global compliance and ethics programs and the firm’s global regulatory engagement framework, including the development of strategies for engaging with regulators, legislators, and other policy makers. As chief legal officer, he oversaw all legal and regulatory matters affecting the U.S. institutional and alternatives business, including the organization’s hedge fund and private equity fund complexes and collateralized debt obligation business. In addition to his extensive regulatory, compliance, and fund structuring and formation experience, Owen also has focused on such areas as investment industry standards, financing and strategic commercial transactions, broker-dealer regulations, investigations, litigation, and negotiations.
From 2001-2013, Owen served in various roles with RCM Capital Management, including general counsel and chief compliance officer, until RCM’s merger into AGI in 2013.
“We’re excited to welcome David to the firm,” said Matt Mangan, managing partner of K&L Gates’ San Francisco office. “The depth and breadth of his experience addressing cutting-edge regulatory, policy, transactional, and enforcement issues across multiple jurisdictions will be a benefit to our asset management and investment funds clients throughout the firm and provide further depth to our West Coast practice.”
Owen’s arrival follows the additions of fellow asset management and investment funds partner Stephen Humenik to the Washington, D.C., office and corporate partner Ali Nardali in the San Francisco office in 2019. K&L Gates’ asset management and investment funds practice is one of the largest and most experienced such practices in the United States and globally and has more than 150 lawyers in offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia devoted to assisting the investment management and professional investor communities.