Paul Delligatti is a partner in Goodwin’s Financial Industry and Investment Management practices, and leader of the firm’s Business Law Department in Washington, DC.  His practice focuses on representing investment advisers, registered investment companies and their independent directors and other pooled investment vehicles. His investment company clients include open-end and closed-end funds, multi-class funds, funds of funds, interval funds and funds utilizing manager of managers structures.

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Mr. Delligatti works with clients on a wide range of securities, regulatory, corporate, disclosure and transactional matters, including:

  • Counseling investment companies and independent directors on various aspects of the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933 and other federal securities laws during all stages of investment company operation, including fund formation matters and ongoing SEC regulatory, compliance and registration requirements.
  • Representing funds and investment advisers in obtaining exemptive relief and no-action letters from the SEC or its staff.
  • Representing funds, investment advisers and boards of directors in connection with investment adviser acquisitions and other transactions, as well as fund mergers, reorganizations, redomicilings and liquidations.
  • Counseling investment advisers on various aspects of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 in connection with a broad range of regulatory and transactional matters, as well as the application FINRA rules and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and National Futures Association (NFA) requirements for those investment advisers registered as commodity pool operators.
  • Developing and refining compliance manuals for investment companies and investment advisers, and advising on the implementation of effective compliance programs.
  • Advising on matters relating to money market funds operating in accordance with Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and on a broad range of distribution and advertising matters.
Professional Activities

Mr. Delligatti is a member of the District of Columbia and New York Bar Associations and is an active member of the Cornell and Chaminade Baltimore/Washington Alumni Chapters.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Delligatti was an associate in the Washington D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster LLP. While attending law school, he participated in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Law Student Observer Program as an intern for the Division of Enforcement's Trial Unit.


Mr. Delligatti was recognized in The Legal 500 United States as a Next Generation lawyer in the area of mutual & registered funds and M&A: Middle-Market ($500m-999m). Mr. Delligatti was named a Rising Star at the 2016 Mutual Fund Industry Awards.

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J.D., 2006
Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America

(cum laude)

B.S., 2002
Cornell University



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New York
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