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’s Corporate and Securities Department and a member of the Investment Management 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, formation, offering, operation and reporting requirements of exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, mutual funds and unit investment trusts. He has also assisted advisers undergoing change-of-control transactions and the mergers of investment companies. 

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 corporations and limited liability companies, regulatory matters and corporate governance.

Publications

  • Co-Author, "ETF Prospectus Liability: Taking Stock after Jensen v. iShares," The Investment Lawyer, March 2018.

Presentations

  • Presenter, "SEC Pumps the Brakes on Bitcoin Funds," Chicago Bar Association, Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting, January 31, 2018.
  • Presenter, “California Court Applies “Tracing” Requirement to Actions Brought Against ETF Issuers Under Section 11 of the 1933 Act,” Chicago Bar Association, Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting, October 12, 2017.
  • Presenter, “SEC Approves New Continued Listing Standards for ETFs,” Chicago Bar Association, Investment Management Subcommittee Meeting, April 27, 2017.
  • 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.