Mark Perlow


Mark Perlow is a partner in the San Francisco office of Dechert LLP, in the firm’s financial services and investment management practice. His practice focuses on investment management, financial regulation, and securities law, and he regularly represents investment advisers, mutual funds, hedge fund managers, fund boards of directors and broker-dealers on a broad range of regulatory and transactional matters.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Perlow served as senior counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), focusing on investment management, fund and corporate governance, and enforcement, and he also served in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. While on the SEC staff, Mr. Perlow worked on regulatory initiatives on fund governance, auditor independence, the scope of the securities laws online, codes of ethics, personal trading of investment personnel, and foreign custody of fund assets, and he advised the SEC on the policy and legal implications of enforcement actions. He also served as senior attorney on a number of enforcement actions and investigations, including the W.R. Grace 21(a) Report on independent directors’ duties regarding executive compensation, and cases involving accounting fraud, market manipulation, insider trading, and broker-dealer sales abuses.

Mr. Perlow received a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.A. from Oxford University, and an A.B. from UC Berkeley.