Jeannette Lewis


Senior Compliance Counsel

William Blair & Company, L.L.C./William Blair Investment Management LLC


Jeannette L. “Jeannie” Lewis, joined William Blair & Company, L.L.C., as Senior Counsel in the Investment Management Division in September, 2014. Before that, Jeannie was a principal in the Asset Management Services practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP and provided regulatory compliance, risk management, litigation support, and business advisory services to investment advisers, investment companies, service providers, financial intermediaries, hedge funds, and private equity firms. Prior to joining Deloitte, Jeannie was the assistant general counsel at Driehaus Securities LLC, a registered broker-dealer, and Driehaus Capital Management LLC, a registered investment adviser serving mutual fund, institutional separate account, private fund, undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) and Specialised Investment Fund (SIF) clients. Jeannie was responsible for legal and regulatory initiatives within the firms. During this time, she was the anti-money laundering officer for Driehaus Mutual Funds, the chairperson of the Soft Dollar Committee and a member of the Leadership and Ethics Committees. Prior to Driehaus, Jeannie was with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She worked in the Chicago regional office for over 18 years in various capacities including assistant regional director in the Enforcement Division and senior special counsel for a combined Broker-Dealer and Investment Management Examination Program. During the last three years of her tenure with the SEC, Jeannie served as the associate regional director of the Investment Management Examination Program where she directed over 350 examinations of registered investment advisers, investment companies and transfer agents located in the Midwest per year and supervised 70 investment management staff members. Jeannie has been a featured speaker for a number of national industry associations, where she has addressed significant regulatory matters including, SEC examination and enforcement priorities, compliance examinations, Form ADV, marketing considerations for investment advisers, hedge fund regulation, and privacy regulations.


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