Morrison & Foerster Adds Financial Services Partner

Morrison & Foerster announced that Susan Gault-Brown has joined the firm’s Financial Services Group as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Gault-Brown comes to Morrison & Foerster from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and was also a senior counsel in the Division of Investment Management's Office of Chief Counsel at the SEC prior to entering private practice. Ms. Gault-Brown brings to the firm significant experience in investment management, FinTech, and financial services.

“The diverse practice that Susan brings to the firm, particularly her extensive expertise in investment management, further strengthens our talented global finance group,” said Gary Lee, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Finance Department. “Susan is a terrific complement to many of our practices, and our clients will greatly benefit from her industry knowledge.”

Joseph Palmore, managing partner of Morrison & Foerster’s Washington, D.C. office and co-chair of the Appellate and Supreme Court Group, added: “Susan’s coming to Morrison & Foerster underscores our ongoing commitment to further building a strong presence in Washington, D.C. and meeting the regulatory needs of our clients. Susan is the latest talented partner to join our growing team in D.C. and is a key addition to our office and the firm.”

Ms. Gault-Brown’s practice focuses on the participants in the investment management, FinTech, and financial services industries. She advises investment advisers, exempt reporting advisers, broker-dealers, funding portals, private funds, commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators, FinTech companies, and cryptocurrency and blockchain companies on regulatory, transactional, and counseling matters involving the securities and derivatives laws. She also regularly provides advice with respect to exemptions, no-action letters, and other forms of regulatory relief.