Michael W. McGrath


State Street Financial Center, One Lincoln Street
Boston, MA 02111-2950

United States of America

Michael McGrath is a partner in the firm’s Boston office. He practices in the areas of investment management, securities, and commodities law, including the representation of institutional investment firms, registered investment companies, private equity and hedge funds.

Mr. McGrath counsels SEC, CFTC, NFA, and FINRA regulation. His practice is focused on helping financial institutions design their compliance programs, supporting trading and investment management issues including best execution, soft dollars, control of nonpublic information, and derivatives trading, and assisting with SEC and NFA staff examinations.

Mr. McGrath also has extensive experience counseling clients on regulatory matters that relate to strategic business decisions, including:

  • transactional, regulatory, and operational issues arising from mergers and reorganizations of investment funds and their investment advisers;
  • optimal corporate and operational structures related to affiliated investment managers, cross-border operations, and joint ventures;
  • the development of novel alternative investment strategies and the offering of such strategies through various types of investment vehicles; and
  • emerging regulatory issues related to crowdfunding, social media, cybersecurity, and financial technology.

Mr. McGrath is a CFA charterholder.


  • B.A., Stanford University (1999)
  • J.D., Duke University School of Law (2002)


Bar of California, Bar of Massachusetts
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