Gretchen Passe Roin

Gretchen Passe Roin, a partner at WilmerHale, is the recipient of Law360's "Rising Star" award in asset management. Most recently, she was recognized in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America for her work on mutual funds.

Ms. Roin represents both registered and unregistered investment companies and investment advisers. She works with a wide range of registered fund structures, including open- and closed-end mutual funds, collective trust funds, ETFs, money market funds, target date funds, variable annuity and life insurance funds. Her representation of unregistered funds focuses on hedge funds and stable value funds, though she also works with venture capital and private equity fund managers to determine eligibility for and compliance with exemptions from registration of their advisory business and/or funds with the SEC.

Ms. Roin has substantial experience helping hedge funds and proprietary trading desks address regulators' evolving concerns with algorithmic and high-frequency trading strategies. Her representation of fund boards and advisers includes addressing a range of questions on the federal securities laws, generally, and specific issues such as liquidity, credit quality, leverage, derivatives, securities lending and fair valuation. She also advises on the development and testing of compliance policies for insider trading, money laundering, market manipulation, pay-to-play arrangements, misuse of expert networks and whistleblower reprisal.

Professional Activities

Ms. Roin is a member of the Boston chapters of 100 Women in Hedge Funds and 85 Broads, as well as the Boston Bar Association Financial Services section. She serves on the board of the Nepalese Children's Hope Foundation and the Harvard Catholic Chaplaincy and Student Center.


  • Selected for inclusion in the 2018–2021 editions of Best Lawyers in America for her work in mutual funds law
  • Named as a Rising Star in the asset management category in 2017 by Law360

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  • Education

    • JD, Harvard Law School, 2006

    • BA, Harvard College, 2003

      magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts