Michael S. Caccese

Michael Caccese Investment Attorney Boston and Pittsburgh
Chairman, Practice Area Leader- Asset Management and Investment Funds
Organization Profile
Professional Biography

Michael Caccese is K&L Gates’ chairman and also serves as practice area leader of the asset management and investment funds practice. K&L Gates maintains one of the most prominent asset management and investment funds practices in the United States – with more than 150 lawyers practicing from Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States, representing diversified financial services institutions and their affiliated service providers. Michael focuses his practice in the areas of investment management, including mutual funds, closed-end funds, registered fund of hedge funds, hedge funds and separately managed accounts, in addition to advising on investment management and broker-dealer regulatory compliance. Michael also advises on structuring investment management professional team “lift-outs” and “placement”, “soft dollar” compliance, investment performance and the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS). He is also leading practitioner on investment advisor and broker dealer advertisement and marketing materials, laws and regulations and investment performance calculations and presentations, along with other investment management industry standards of practice.  

Michael has held various licenses over his career including Series 7, 14, 24, and 63, and has served as a compliance officer for NYSE and NASD broker-dealers. In addition, he has provided regulatory compliance advice for SEC registered investment advisors and CFTC registered commodity-trading advisors.

Michael has been recognized by various legal directories such as Best Lawyers, Chambers, Intercontinental Finance Magazine Leading Lawyers, Legal 500 and The International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers as a leading practitioner in the investment management/broker-dealer area. He is also a two-time recipient of the BTI Client Service All-Star Award from the BTI Consulting Group, Inc., one of the country’s most independent and respected business research companies. BTI compiled its Client Service All-Star list based on interviews with more than 200 corporate counsel at large and Fortune 1000 companies. During these interviews, BTI asked corporate counsel to name individual attorneys who they believe truly deliver client service better than all others. Michael has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2014 in the field of Mutual Funds Law.

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