William H. Woolverton and in private law practice advising clients on compliance issues arising under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940. He also has extensive experience on fund governance issues working with fund trustees and institutional investors, including pension funds and investment management firms.
Bill served as General Counsel of Putnam Investments, Gottex Funds Management, and the US division of DMS Governance. He practiced law in the Financial Services Groups of Dechert, LLP and Rogers & Wells (Clifford Chance). Bill is currently Chairman of the Independent Trustees of the Thomas White Mutual Funds. He is a Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College and he attended King’s College, Cambridge University as a Keasbey Fellow, where he was awarded an M.A. He earned his law degree at Columbia University School of Law. Earlier in his career Bill was a staff member of the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States Senate.
When not working on compliance issues with clients, Bill enjoys tennis, spinning, and sailing his Herreshoff 12 ½ in Nantucket harbor with his wife and two grown children.