John P. Cavanagh is a senior counsel in the Private Funds Branch of the Investment Adviser Regulation Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management. In this role he primarily works on rulemakings proposed or adopted under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Prior to joining the SEC, John was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York and Washington, D.C., where he was a member of the Investment Funds Group. At Paul, Weiss, John advised fund sponsors on the formation and operation of private investment funds, as well as on various management company matters. Prior to law school, John was a managing consultant at a strategy consulting firm in Washington, D.C. John earned his B.A. from Colgate University and his J.D. with high honors from the George Washington University Law School.