Marc Ponchione, a partner in the firm’s Investment Management Group, focuses on advising financial services firms on various regulatory, compliance and transactional issues arising in the asset management industry. Mr. Ponchione is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Mr. Ponchione represents asset managers, funds, sponsors and issuers of financial products on a broad range of regulatory and transactional issues inside and outside the United States. He regularly advises clients on issues under the federal securities laws, including the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 as well as various other regulations affecting investment managers, funds and financial product sponsors.

Mr. Ponchione is ranked as a leading lawyer for Investment Funds: Regulatory & Compliance by Chambers Global (2024) and Chambers USA (2023), where clients note that he is “dependable ... very responsive and [he] delivers excellent work product.” He has also been described as “intelligent, thoughtful, diligent and practical.” Mr. Ponchione is further recognized by The Legal 500 US (2023) and by IFLR1000 (2022) as a Notable Practitioner for Investment Funds and Financial Services Regulatory.

From 2001 to 2006, he served as senior counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission (Division of Investment Management). Mr. Ponchione serves on the American Bar Association Subcommittee on Hedge Funds, the American Bar Association Subcommittee on Investment Companies and Investment Advisers and the New York City Bar Committee on Investment Management Regulation. He frequently writes on investment management best practices and issues for various legal and business publications, and is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. Ponchione received his B.A. from Marietta College in 1996 and his J.D. from Duquesne University in 1999. He serves on the Board of Trustees at Marietta College.


  • Duquesne University School of Law, 1999, J.D.
  • Marietta College, 1996, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia