David Lourie

David Lourie

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David Lourie is the Chief Compliance Officer of Cressey & Company. In this capacity, he oversees and operates the firm’s legal and compliance program. This includes ensuring compliance with the Firm’s SEC regulatory obligations as well as drafting and enforcing the Firm’s policies and procedures. Examples of David’s responsibilities include regulatory filings such as Form ADV and Form PF, firmwide compliance trainings, annual reviews, cybersecurity, privacy and review of marketing materials. Further, David oversees the Firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) and Diversity and Inclusion  (“D&I”) programs across the firm and its portfolio companies. This includes supervising Cressey’s responsibilities as a signatory of the U.N. Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”).

Prior to joining Cressey & Company, he was Assistant Vice President at Ascendant Compliance Management, a full-service regulatory compliance management consulting firm. In this capacity, he had national responsibility for conducting on-site compliance reviews for private equity firms, hedge funds, and investment advisors. David counseled clients on SEC examinations, SEC registration issues, SEC rule interpretation, annual reviews, risk assessments, and compliance policies and procedures. Prior to Ascendant Compliance Management, David served as a judicial law clerk to two federal judges on the United States District Court, where he provided legal compliance advice regarding cases dealing with a multitude of complex laws and regulations. David has a degree in History from Northwestern University and Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Southern California Law School.

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