Christine Mikhael is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, where she is a member of the Asset Management and Investment Funds practice group. Christine assists registered investment companies and their independent board members with regulatory and compliance matters arising under U.S. federal securities laws. She has experience drafting and reviewing registration statements, shareholder reports, and other legal documentation relating to the formation, registration, and ongoing operation of investment companies. She regularly works with a variety of different fund structures, including mutual funds, closed-end funds, and exchange-traded funds.
Christine also counsels clients on cross-border regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters involving the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Specifically, she counsels investment advisers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors, futures commissions merchants, and introducing brokers in a wide range of derivative regulatory and CFTC and National Futures Association compliance requirements. Christine also counsels cryptocurrency and fintech companies navigating the rapidly evolving legal and regulatory environment.
Prior to joining the firm, Christine was a legal intern for the Department of Justice. She also was a K&L Gates summer associate in 2019.
- “Virtual Wine in Clay Amphoras: The SEC’s Approach to the Regulation of Investment Funds of Digital Assets,” The Investment Lawyer, March 2022
- "Rest Easy Chief Compliance Officers: A Quick Guide to Compliance Officer Regulatory Obligations," FIA, April 2021
- “CFTC Regulatory and Enforcement Report: 2019 Activity and Outlook,” The Investment Lawyer, January 2020