Chambers, Matthew A.

Matthew A. Chambers

Chambers, Matthew A.

Matthew A. Chambers

Retired Partner

Matthew Chambers' practice focused on investment management matters. His clients included registered investment companies and investment advisers and private and offshore funds. Before joining private practice, Mr. Chambers served as Associate Director (Regulation) in the US Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management. He joined the firm in 1999 and retired in 2016.

Until 1995, Mr. Chambers served as Associate Director (Regulation) in the US Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management. In that capacity, he supervised three offices: the Office of Investment Company Regulation, which is responsible for the review of exemptive applications filed by investment advisers and investment companies; the Office of Regulatory Policy, which writes rules regarding the substantive regulation of investment companies; and the Office of Public Utility Regulation, which administers the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935. Mr. Chambers also directed the Division's task force that reexamined investment company regulation and drafted the 1992 report, Protecting Investors: A Half Century of Investment Company Regulation, which set the agenda for mutual fund regulation for several years.

From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Chambers was with Debevoise & Plimpton, where he concentrated on mutual fund, private fund and investment adviser matters.

Recognition

  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 20082009, 2010, in the area of securities law, and 2011, 2012, 2013, 20142015 and 2017 in the areas of securities law and mutual funds law
  • Selected as a 2007 Washington, DC Super Lawyer for his outstanding work in securities and corporate finance
  • Recipient of both the SEC Distinguished Service Award and the SEC Supervisory Excellence Award

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, University of Michigan Law School, 1982

      Order of the Coif
    • BA, Duke University, 1979

      Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

  • Government Experience

    • Securities and Exchange Commission

      Division of Investment Management

      Associate Director, Regulation

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