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Fatima S. Sulaiman

Fax +1.202.778.9100

Fatima Sulaiman provides legal advice to investment companies, their independent directors, and investment advisers on transactional, regulatory and compliance matters. Her experience includes:

  • Serving as counsel to registered funds and their boards;
  • Counseling clients in the establishment, registration, and operation of retail and institutional fund products;
  • Representing clients in merger and acquisition transactions and fund reorganizations;
  • Obtaining regulatory relief on behalf of clients via SEC exemptive applications and no-action letters;
  • Developing and reviewing compliance programs for investment advisers, investment companies and their various service providers;
  • Counseling clients experiencing or anticipating SEC inspections and examinations;
  • Advising independent directors in their review of advisory contracts and other matters; and
  • Developing governance programs for fund boards, including reviews of board committee structures and committee charters.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Mutual Fund Directors Forum “Swing Pricing: Board Responsibilities and Operational Considerations,” via webinar, June 22, 2017