David C. Mahaffey - Sullivan & Worcester LLP
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David C. Mahaffey

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

David C. Mahaffey is the managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office, as well as the co-leader of the Investment Management Group. Prior to joining Sullivan & Worcester, Mr. Mahaffey was Special Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He previously served as Assistant General Counsel for Legislation and Investment Company and Adviser Regulation at the Securities and Exchange Commission and as Counsel to SEC Commissioner Aulana Peters.

Additional Information

Experience — Representing mutual funds and their independent directors in connection with the organization, offering and operation of mutual funds
  • Representing investment advisers and broker-dealers with respect to regulatory matters and law enforcement investigations arising under the federal securities laws
  • Advising public companies concerning their status under the Investment Company Act of 1940
  • Court Admissions — U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. 1982Princeton UniversityAB 1979

    Client Comments

    "David Mahaffey has substantial expertise. He is very effective and efficient. He does not try to "run the meeting.""

    "David Mahaffey is an excellent Investment Company Act attorney. His industry knowledge and judgment are, in my experience, unparalleled, as is his efficiency. He is a person on integrity, and I unequivocally recommend him. "

    -Thomas J. Westerfield
    Of Counsel
    Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

    Office Location

    1666 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20006
    United States

    Practice Areas

    Mutual Funds Law
    Securities Regulation

    Other Information

    Gender: Male