Women of Influence: Five Things You Should Know About D.C. Partner Susan Gault-Brown

Susan Gault-Brown, a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Washington, D.C. office, is a member of the Financial Services Group, chairs the firm’s Investment Management Group, and co-chairs the firm’s Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group. Her practice is focused on advising leading companies in the investment management, FinTech, and financial services sectors. She regularly provides advice regarding regulatory, transactional, and counseling matters.

With over 18 years of experience, she is well-versed in the complexity of securities and derivatives law. She is a regular contributor to the firm’s Financial Services Report as well as other publications and has headlined numerous speaking engagements and seminars. According to Joe Palmore, managing partner of the firm’s D.C. office, the decision to bring Susan on board was reflective of the firm’s “ongoing commitment to further building a strong presence in Washington, D.C. and meeting the regulatory needs of our clients.”

Recently, Susan was named a “notable practitioner” in the inaugural Chambers Fintech 2018 guide in the area of Legal: Mainly Disruptors, and is a member of the Task Force on Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and Investment Management of the ABA Subcommittee on Investment Companies and Investment Advisers.

Five more things you should know about Susan Gault-Brown:

  1. She began her legal career as a judicial clerk to civil rights legend, Judge Constance Baker Motley, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
  2. Her superpower is taking a regulatory issue and turning it into a slew of regulatory options and business opportunities for clients.
  3. Prior to private practice, Susan was senior counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission in its Division of Investment Management’s Office of Chief Counsel.
  4. Susan has obtained numerous no-action letters and exemptive orders for her clients from both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
  5. Her proudest moment was when she was able to get an SEC exemptive order for a client who needed relief or guidance from three of the SEC’s divisions to move forward with developing a new financial marketplace.

Play the video below to learn more about Susan Gault-Brown and how she’s part of what drives MoFo forward.