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Ndenisarya M. Bregasi

Fax +1.202.778.9100

Ndenisarya Bregasi is a partner in the investment management group of K&L Gates and is based in the Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on the representation of investment companies, their independent directors and trustees, and investment advisers on a full range of regulatory, compliance and transactional matters. Ms. Bregasi works with investment company complexes and investment advisers of all sizes and is particularly focused on serving the needs of each individual client.

Ms. Bregasi serves as co-chair of the D.C. office Associates Committee and as a D.C. hiring partner for entry-level associates.

Ms Bregasi was recently selected by Fund Action and Fund Directions as a Rising Star of Mutual Funds.  Each year colleagues in the industry identify self -starters who have risen quickly to further the development of their company and the mutual funds community as a whole.  Fund Action and Fund Directions subsequently determine winners based on an advanced set of criteria relating to leadership and outstanding contributions to the mutual fund industry.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Board Chair, Washington Conservatory of Music
  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Ms. Bregasi speaks frequently on regulatory and compliance issues. She is a regular faculty member of conferences sponsored by K&L Gates, the National Society of Compliance Professionals and Ascendant Compliance. Ms. Bregasi’s presentations include:

  • Future of Mutual Funds, K&L Gates and Fund Directions, Fund Directors Boston Summit 2017, (Boston, MA, 2017)
  • Compliance and Ethics, National Society of Compliance Professionals, 2015 National Membership Meeting (Washington, D.C., 2015)
  • Regulatory Exams, National Society of Compliance Professionals, West Coast Regional Membership Meeting (Los Angeles,CA, 2015)
  • Incorporating Ethics into Your Compliance Program, National Society of Compliance Professionals, 2014 National Membership Meeting (Washington, D.C., 2014)
  • Conducting Due Diligence, National Society of Compliance Professionals, East Coast Regional Membership Meeting (New York, NY, 2014)
  • Disclosure Issues: You Do Not Want to be Surprised, National Society of Compliance Professionals, 2012 National Membership Meeting (Washington, D.C., 2012)
  • Addressing New Issues in SEC and State Examinations and Enforcement Proceedings, National Society of Compliance Professionals, East Coast and Boston Regional Membership Meetings (New York, NY and Boston, MA, 2010)
  • Getting a Little Closer: Buildings Alliances to Be a More Effective Business Partner With Your In-House Clients and Introduction to Financial Statements, Corporate Counsel Women of Color, 5th Annual Career Strategies Conference, (Las Vegas, NV, 2009)
  • Investment Adviser Compliance For Beginners, National Society of Compliance Professionals, 2008 National Membership Meeting, (Philadelphia, PA, 2008)
  • Investment Adviser Roundtable: Risk Management Processes, National Society of Compliance Professionals, East Coast and Boston Regional Membership Meetings (New York, NY and Boston, M.A. 2008)
  • Developing and reviewing compliance programs for investment advisers, investment companies and their various service providers;
  • Conducting compliance audits and regulatory reviews of investment advisers;
  • Responding to regulatory issues raised by the SEC staff during examinations and otherwise;
  • Structuring and conducting due diligence for mergers and acquisitions of affiliated and unaffiliated investment companies and investment management organizations;
  • Organizing and registering investment companies, both as series and individual portfolio funds in various fund structures, such as master-feeder and multiple class;
  • Preparing and filing SEC exemptive applications;
  • Negotiating the resolution of SEC staff comments regarding registration statements and exemptive applications;
  • Preparing materials for, and attending meetings of, independent directors and shareholders; and
  • Advising independent directors in their review of advisory contracts and other matters.