Ropes & Gray has added new counsel to its investment management practice in Washington DC.

Dalia Blass arrives at her new office from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where she provided legal direction related to federal securities laws.

In addition to her role as legal guide regarding securities laws while at the SEC, Blass was a crucial contributor to the drafting of several recently passed laws, among them the risk management and data gathering rules that are now in effect for financial services firms.