Chris Mulligan


Christopher Mulligan
Christopher Mulligan is a partner in Weil’s Private Funds practice and is based in Washington, D.C. Chris advises investment advisers and other market participants across the full suite of compliance and regulatory issues impacting private funds.

Prior to joining Weil, Chris spent more than a decade at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he served most recently as Investment Adviser/Private Funds Senior Advisor and Co-Coordinator of the agency’s Private Funds Specialized Working Group. During his tenure at the SEC, Chris led the agency's efforts to train staff and implement new Advisers Act rules, including the New Marketing Rule, during examinations. He also served as the primary investment adviser and private funds legal point of contact for SEC examiners, providing legal advice to exam staff during hundreds of investment adviser examinations each year. Additionally, Chris drafted numerous Risk Alerts, developed significant rulemakings, including the Private Funds Rules and Form PF amendments, and guidance impacting investment advisers, counseled staff on enforcement referrals and developed national exam initiatives and priorities related to private fund advisers.

Chris has been a frequent public speaker on private fund adviser regulation, including events and podcasts sponsored by NSCP, IAA, the New York Bar Association and PLI. 

Chris earned his J.D. from Georgetown Law and his B.A. from Rockhurst University.