Aaron Russ is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He is a member of the Asset Management and Investment Funds practice group.
Prior to joining the firm, Aaron served as senior counsel for the Division of Investment Management (Investment Adviser Regulation Office) for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Through this role, Aaron drafted rule text and releases for Commission rulemakings under the Investment Advisers Act, and provided recommendations and guidance to senior staff regarding policy proposals that affected the asset management industry. In addition, Aaron engaged with outside industry members on investment adviser registration and Form ADV questions. Aaron also managed deregistration processes for investment advisers when necessary. While at the SEC, he also worked in the Office of Compliance, Inspections, and Examinations (Office of Chief Counsel) where he advised SEC examiners on investment adviser/investment company matters, including both private and registered funds, as well as investment adviser and broker-dealer matters. Prior to his time at the SEC, Aaron held two clerkships, one with the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and the other with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.