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Michael P. McDonald

C: (202) 934-4130
1001 G Street, N.W.
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Washington, DC 20001
T: (202) 220-1950
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Practice Areas
  • J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2016
  • B.S., Grove City College, 2013
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


Formerly a Regulatory Affairs Counsel at the Financial Services Institute, Mr. McDonald joined McGonigle, P.C. from Sands Capital Management where he served as a Senior Compliance Analyst. He advises clients in the areas of investment advisory and regulatory enforcement defense.

At Sands Capital, he provided counsel to an SEC registered investment adviser with approximately $80 billion in assets under management. Mr. McDonald drafted prospectuses and fund documents for the firm’s mutual funds and UCITS funds. He was also responsible for managing the 40 Act compliance program, which included drafting Form ADV, managing and monitoring the code of ethics, reviewing and implement client guidelines and restrictions, as well as responding to requests from clients and regulators.

Prior to Sands, Mr. McDonald served as Compliance Manager & Counsel at Folio Investing for over two years. During that time, he managed the broker-dealer and investment adviser compliance programs for the firm and their subsidiaries, along with drafting policies and procedures and compliance reports for the Board of Directors.

Mr. McDonald has also held legal internships with the Investment Adviser Association and the Securities and Exchange Commission.