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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

  • “FINRA Proposes Revised Broker-Dealer Pay-to-Play Rules,” Thompson Hine Investment Management Update, March 2016
  • “Second Circuit Broadens Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Interpretation,” Thompson Hine Investment Management Update, September 2015
  • “Proposed Exemption from Commodity Pool Operator Status for Certain Advisers to Registered Investment Companies,” Thompson Hine Investment Management Update, July 2014
  • “SEC Sanctions Broker-Dealer for Improper Soft Dollar Payments,” Thompson Hine Investment Management Update, March 2014
  • “CFTC Adopts Harmonization Rules for Registered Investment Companies,” Thompson Hine LLP (2013)
  • “Global Investment Performance Standards’ (“GIPS®”) Guidance Updated to Include Error Correction Standard,” Thompson Hine LLP (2010)
  • “Investors May Face Higher Tax Bill Following IRS Ruling,” Thompson HIne LLP (2008)
  • “Seventh Circuit Rejects Gartenberg Standard in Adviser Fee Case and Fashions New Test,” Thompson Hine LLP (2008)
  • “A Summary of Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Managers,” Thompson Hine LLP (2008)
  • “SEC Proposes Revisions to Regulation S-P and Expansion of Customer Privacy Requirements,” Thompson Hine LLP (2008)
  • Presenter, “SEC Rulemaking Roundup: What’s Next?” Thompson Hine Investment Management Coffee Chat, December 13, 2023
  • Presenter, “So, You’re Not a Statistician: Value at Risk for Trustees,” Thompson Hine 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