Aaron Gilbride advises clients on complex matters involving federal securities and banking laws.

Leveraging extensive federal government experience with the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management, Mr. Gilbride counsels investment advisers, private funds, registered funds, independent directors of registered funds, banks, and a variety of other financial institutions on complex legal issues arising under the Advisers Act, 1940 Act, and other securities laws.

Before joining Latham, he served as Branch Chief in the Chief Counsel’s Office of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management, where he oversaw a broad portfolio including the issuance of no-action letters, interpretive letters, exemptive relief, and other informal guidance arising under the 1940 Act and Advisers Act . Mr. Gilbride also collaborated closely with the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (now Division of Examinations) and Division of Enforcement, with a focus on examinations and enforcement actions involving investment advisers and covered funds.

While at the SEC, Mr. Gilbride also served as Senior Counsel to the Director of the Division of Investment Management and as a principal staff member on the Volcker Rule Interagency Group where he focused on issues relating to covered funds.

Mr. Gilbride also served on the staff of three Members of Congress, where he focused on a variety of regulatory matters including financial services, economic policy, budget, and trade.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • JD, American University Washington College of Law, 2009
  • BS, Miami University, 2003