Lea Anne Copenhefer

Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Lea Anne Copenhefer

Lea Anne Copenhefer

Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Biography

Lea Anne Copenhefer’s practice focuses primarily on the representation of registered funds and their advisers and independent directors. Clients include the American Funds and their independent directors, the Brandes Funds and their independent directors, Canyon Partners, the Legg Mason Funds, Pacific Heights Asset Management (adviser to The Permanent Portfolio), the Transamerica Funds, and the independent directors of AXA Equitable’s mutual funds.

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Lea Anne also performs special projects for mutual funds and fund directors, including complex restructurings, acquisitions, regulatory reviews and investigations, and litigation. Lea Anne has been responsible for significant portions of large-scale compliance program reviews.

Before joining Morgan Lewis, Lea Anne was a partner in the investment management practice of another international law firm, where she was a former member of the firm committee.

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Lea Anne Copenhefer
Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1985

University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.

Bachelor of Arts with Honors, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1982

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

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Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

The Boston Bar Association, which also goes by the acronym BBA, is a volunteer non-governmental organization in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. With headquarters located at 16 Beacon Street in the historic Chester Harding House, across from the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill, the BBA has roughly 10,000 members drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools. It traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, the lawyer who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the second president of the United States. The Boston Bar Association's stated mission is: "To advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, to facilitate access to justice, and to serve the community at large."

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Current

Founded in 1910, the Massachusetts Bar Association is a non-profit organization that serves the legal profession and the public by promoting the administration of justice, legal education, professional excellence and respect for the law. The MBA represents a diverse group of attorneys, judges and legal professionals across the commonwealth.

Career History
Partner
1985 - Current

Bingham McCutchen LLP is engaged in the provision of legal services and guides its regional, national, and international clients in corporate law, finance, and litigation. The firm also offers consulting and advisory services in government, investment management, and mergers and acquisitions. The company was founded on July 1, 2002 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP provides transactional, litigation, labor and employment, regulatory, and intellectual property legal services to various industries. Their industry-focused practices include: antitrust, energy, life sciences, and securities. The company was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Political Donations
$500
2010

Governor at Massachusetts Office of the Governor, Charles Baker

$500
2009

Governor at Massachusetts Office of the Governor, Charles Baker

$250
1998

Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Awards & Honors
Court Admission: US Courts of Appeals, First Circuit
Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar
Court Admission: US District Court, District of Massachusetts
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Lea Anne Copenhefer is affiliated with Bingham McCutchen LLP, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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