Robert G. Sawyer

Partner, Co-Chair, Private Funds Practice Group - Boston

Robert Sawyer
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Robert Sawyer’s practice focuses on investment advisers and private investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity and venture capital funds, and small business investment companies. He assists advisers with a range of regulatory compliance matters, including formulation of policies and procedures tailored to their business, advice and assistance with respect to current regulatory developments and compliance with registration and reporting requirements.

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  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2003
  • University of Rochester, B.A., 1997


  • Boston Bar Association, Member 
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • “Summary of the Volcker Rule Amendments to Covered Fund Exclusions” Small Business Investor Alliance Webinar (August 2020) 
  • “Cannabis Investor Considerations for Private Fund Managers” Foley Hoag Webinar (December 2019)
  • “Small Business Investment Companies - Now is the Time” Foley Hoag and RSM Seminar (May 2016)
  • “Final Passage of SBIC Advisers Relief Act” SBIA Webinar (January 2016)
  • “Key Compliance Priorities” Hedge Fund Association Symposium (February 2014)
  • “The JOBS Act: What Fund Managers Need to Know” Operational Risk Breakfast Club (September 2013)
  • “What You Need to Know About CFTC Registration and the JOBS Act” Operational Risk Breakfast Club (September 2012)
  • “What You Need to Know About the JOBS Act and Form PF” Operation Risk Breakfast Club (June 2012)
  • “New Pay-to-Play Rules, the Dodd-Frank Act and Other Hot Topics Related to Investment Advisers” Operation Risk Breakfast Club (March 2011)
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