Mr. Kotapish is Assistant Director of the Division of Investment Management in the Disclosure Review Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to joining the SEC staff in 1999, Mr. Kotapish was an attorney with the firm of Dechert Price & Rhoads, where his practice focused on investment management regulation. He has a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from The Catholic University of America. Mr. Kotapish is an adjunct professor at Catholic University, where he teaches a course on the regulation of investment companies and investment advisers.