Ms Pagnano concentrates her practice in the investment management area. She has experience representing open and closed-end investment companies and their boards of directors. Ms Pagnano advises mutual fund complexes on regulatory and compliance matters; including registration, proxy issues, mergers and reorganisations. She has advised registered investment companies on exemptive applications and no-action letter requests to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ms Pagnano also has experience with Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements as they relate to registered investment companies.