A former counsel for the Investment Company Institute has joined the Washington office of O’Melveny & Myers, the firm announced Tuesday.
Heather Traeger, formerly associate counsel at the institute, which serves as the national association of U.S. registered investment companies, joined the firm as a partner in the financial services practice group. She will advise clients on registration and compliance of management activities under the Advisers Act and the Investment Company Act.
Prior to joining the institute, Traeger served more than eight years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as the senior counsel to Commissioners Roel Campos and Isaac Hunt, as well as the senior counsel to the agency's division of market regulation, which has since been renamed the trading and markets division.
“Heather possesses a rare combination of experience in both broker-dealer and investment adviser regulation and we are thrilled to bring someone of her caliber on board,” Brian Boyle, chair of O’Melveny’s financial service practice, said in a written statement.