Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2013

University of Michigan, B.A., Political Science, 2011

Admitted

Illinois

Rick Coyle is an associate in Chapman and Cutler’s Corporate and Securities Department and a member of the Investment Company Group.

Rick’s practice focuses on representing investment companies and their advisers on a wide range of legal, regulatory and transactional matters. In particular, Rick’s responsibilities have included legal issues involving the organization, offering, operation and reporting requirements of exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds and unit investment trusts as well open-end fund mergers and reorganizations. Additionally, he has experience advising private and public companies on strategic corporate matters and initiatives, including merger and acquisition transactions, the organization and restructuring of different types of business entities, regulatory matters and corporate governance.

Representative Transactions

  • Representation of a closed-end fund with a principal investment strategy of investing in marketplace lending instruments
  • Representation of exchange-traded funds investing in alternative asset classes, including many that invest through controlled foreign corporations

Presentations

  • Presenter, “SEC Issues Guidance and Announces Enforcement Actions For Violations of the Whistleblower Rule,” Chicago Bar Association, Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting, January 24, 2017.
  • Presenter, “FINRA Proposes Revisions to the Gifts Rule,” Chicago Bar Association, Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting, October 26, 2016.
  • Presenter, "Business Continuity and Transition Plans: New Rule Proposals for Investment Advisers and Guidance for Investment Companies," Chicago Bar Association, Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting, July 26, 2016.
  • Presenter, "SEC Launches Sweep of High Yield Bond Funds," Chicago Bar Association, Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting, January 21, 2016.
  • Presenter, “SEC May Increase Flexibility For Newer Entrants into ETF Market,” Chicago Bar Association, Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting, April 21, 2015.
  • Presenter, “SEC Issues Notice of Intent to Approve First Non-Transparent Actively Managed ETF,” Chicago Bar Association, Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting, January 20, 2015.
  • Presenter, “SEC Adopts Money Market Fund Reforms,” Chicago Bar Association, Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting, October 30, 2014.