Patrick Hayes serves as Investment Management Counsel and CCO at Graydon Compliance Solutions, LLC. In this role, Patrick develops and administers the compliance programs for registered investment advisers and investment companies, including institutional equity and fixed income firms, wealth management firms, mutual fund trusts, and private fund advisers. Patrick brings over ten years of legal, compliance, and financial services industry experience across a broad array of subject matters related to directing and maintaining compliance with federal and state securities laws. Prior to Graydon, Patrick served as Private Funds and Regulatory Compliance Officer for Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. In this role, Patrick was responsible for coordinating all regulatory filings of the adviser and managed Fort Washington and its subsidiaries by providing compliance oversight, regulatory guidance, and by instituting effective governance and risk management practices. Patrick earned his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and received his BA in English from the University of Notre Dame. He carries the Series 7 and Series 24 securities licenses, and is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio, Commonwealth of Kentucky, and in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Patrick is the treasurer of the Cincinnati Bar Association and member of the CBA Executive Committee, as well as the chair of the Administration and Finance Committee. Patrick also currently serves as the Co-Chair of the NSCP Publications Committee, and the president of the University of Cincinnati College of Law Alumni Association.