Dinsmore Announces Partnership to Create Dinsmore Compliance Services
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP announces a new partnership with compliance specialist Kevin Woodard to form Dinsmore Compliance Services, LLC (DCS). The new affiliate business will provide compliance services to registered investment advisors and municipal advisors.
“Since the recession, financial professionals are contending with a host of new regulations, and compliance must be top of mind. We saw an opportunity to leverage Kevin’s extensive experience and pair it with the depth of Dinsmore’s legal services,” said George H. Vincent, Dinsmore Managing Partner & Chairman. “This streamlines the process for financial advisors by providing compliance counseling packages and addressing legal issues as they arise.”
In addition to accessing DCS’s consulting and assessment services, clients can benefit from Dinsmore’s experience, including general corporate law, employment law, litigation and public finance matters. DCS also offers financial advisors the option to outsource their chief compliance officer (CCO) role, providing a cost effective solution for executing their required compliance program.
“Serving as a CCO requires a constant focus on the specific needs of each client. DCS is first and foremost client centered. I immediately saw synergies with Dinsmore and how the firm values its clients, and I knew it would be a good fit,” said Woodard. “The firm’s Midwest base and national footprint provides a great platform to service our clients’ needs. I’m pleased to join with Dinsmore on this unique offering.”
Woodard draws upon more than 20 years experience serving as in-house and outside legal compliance counsel. He has advised investment managers, broker-dealers, mutual funds/private funds and bank wealth management divisions and served as CCO.
Jeffrey Chapman is also a principal member of DCS. Chapman leverages more than three decades serving as an experienced investment industry senior executive. Woodard’s compliance career and Chapman’s business insights make a powerful team, all as an affiliate of a national, full-service law firm.