John O’Hanlon

Dechert LLP

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Oliver Street 100
Boston 02110 MA US

John V. O’Hanlon represents investment managers, investment funds and their boards of directors, and other financial institutions in corporate, regulatory, compliance, and enforcement matters. He has over 25 years of securities legal experience, including five years on the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management.

Since 2007, Mr. O’Hanlon has been recognized as a leading lawyer for investment funds by Chambers USA, a referral guide to leading lawyers based on the opinions of their peers and clients. The most recent edition states that he is “exceptionally knowledgeable, efficient and effective in rendering legal advice.”

Past editions commented that he is a “valued partner who is highly responsive and always calm and engaged” and that he “maintains his strong reputation in the registered funds community, with an impressive track record counseling insurance companies, fund managers, independent trustees and major financial institutions.” They also note that he has “a great sense of how regulators will react to various proposals.”

He has been recognized in The Legal 500 (US), which commented that he has “deep knowledge of the arena” and is “able to act as both advocate and trusted adviser.” For the last several years, Mr. O’Hanlon has also been listed in Best Lawyers in America for his work in mutual funds law.


  • Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., 1984
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1989, cum laude

ADMISSIONS : Massachusetts


  • Federal Securities Law Committee, American Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Investment Companies and Investment Advisers Committee, Boston Bar Association, 2010-2012


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