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Parker D.Bridgeport


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Parker D.Bridgeport

Senior Counsel

Focus Areas

  • Formation of Closed-End Interval Funds
  • Secondary Offering of Closed-End Fund Shares
  • Formation of Open-End Funds (mutual funds)
  • Formation of Cayman Island-based Wholly Owned Subsidiaries for Mutual Funds that are also Commodity Pools
  • Reorganization of Hedge Funds as Mutual Funds
  • Mutual Fund Mergers (Reorganizations)
  • S.E.C.Exemptive Orders:
    • Multi-Class Order for Closed-End Interval Fund
    • Manager of Managers Order for Mutual Fund and Adviser
    • Fund of Funds Order for Fund and Adviser
    • Self-Indexing ETF Order

Investment Management Bulletins

  • Presenter, “So, You’re Not a Statistician: Value at Risk for Trustees,” Thompson Hine’s Investment Management Coffee Chat Webinar Series, June 16, 2021
  • Panelist, Cohen Fund Audit Services Investment Conference, Cleveland (2013)
  • Panelist, Investment Industry (Dodd-Frank) Regulatory Developments, Thompson Hine Conference, Cincinnati (2012)
  • CALI Awards for Excellence in Taxation, Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions, Utility Regulation, Debtor-Creditor, and Banking Regulation
  • Selected for inclusion in Rising Stars by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine, 2017

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Greater Cincinnati Mutual Fund Association
  • CFS Society of Columbus
  • Central Ohio Compliance Association


  • The Ohio State University, J.D., 2006
  • University of Wisconsin, M.S., 1985
  • University of Wisconsin, B.B.A., 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio