Ethan has spent 22 years as an investment management lawyer. He has deep knowledge and expertise in distribution issues (including FINRA rules) as well as 1940 Act and Advisers Act issues. He is familiar with ERISA, MSRB and CFTC rules, as well as FCA Conduct of Business Rules and MiFID II. He has been an effective advocate with regulators as a member of industry trade groups. Before joining Practus, Ethan was Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at MFS Investment Management in Boston, where he oversaw global regulatory initiatives and supervised the MFS Legal Department's Distribution, Regulatory and Corporate Group, which supported MFS’ institutional advisory business. He also served as Counsel at Dechert LLP and Senior Counsel at the Division of Investment Management at the SEC.

When Ethan’s not working, he enjoys running, swimming and hiking. He also likes reading biographies about Winston Churchill, who ironically wasn’t interested in any of those things.