Michael Schmieder

Michael Schmieder

Senior Attorney


Michael primarily advises private fund managers on the design and implementation of compliance policies and procedures.  Michael also advises on registration of investment advisers with the SEC.

Having led operational due diligence for large institutional investors, Michael has deep experience with the operational side of private funds and has an understanding of the influence that a strong compliance program has on institutional investors.

Michael’s expertise includes performing operational due diligence on more than 100 private equity funds and hedge funds across diverse strategies and asset classes.

Michael also has prior experience advising on fund formation of private funds.

Education & Admissions

Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 2002), magna cum laude

St. John's University (B.S., Criminal Justice, 1998), Dean's list 1997, 1998


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

News & Resources


SEC and FinCEN Propose Customer Identification Program Requirements for Investment Advisers
SEC Settles with Five Investment Advisers for Marketing Rule Violations
SEC Settles Charges with Investment Adviser for Off-Channel Communications Recordkeeping Failures
The SEC Issues Marketing Rule FAQ on Calculating Gross and Net Performance
2024 Private Funds Compliance Calendar
2024 SEC Examination Priorities for Investment Advisers
SEC Adopts New Short Position and Short Activity Reporting Requirements
Deadlines for 2024 IARD Renewal Program
RIA Regulatory Review
The SEC Adopts Significant New Rules for Private Fund Advisers
SEC Proposes Rules to Address Conflicts of Interests Associated with the Use of Predictive Data Analytics
RIA Regulatory Review
SEC Amends Form PF to Require Event Reporting
SEC Issues Risk Alert on Observations from Examinations of Newly-Registered Advisers
SEC Proposes New Rule Regarding the Safeguarding of Client Assets
2023 SEC Examination Priorities for Investment Advisers
2023 SEC Rulemaking Priorities for Investment Advisers
SEC Issues New Marketing Rule FAQ Regarding Performance Results of Case Studies
2023 Private Funds Compliance Calendar
Deadlines for 2023 IARD Renewal Program
SEC Proposes New Oversight Requirements for Certain Services Outsourced by Investment Advisers
Is the New Form ADV Investor Friendly?

Industries & Practices

  • Investment Management
Michael Schmieder