Sidley Austin LLP

John A MacKinnon

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Practice Areas

Jock MacKinnon practices securities law with an emphasis on investment management clients. He has worked on matters involving numerous investment companies in the United States and internationally, and has extensive knowledge and experience with the registration and exemptive provisions of the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Jock represents major investment banks in offerings by public and private funds, and advises investment advisers around the globe concerning U.S. securities laws. He also represents independent directors of U.S. investment companies.

Professional Memberships

Jock served on Sidley’s Executive Committee from 2002 to 2014. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Subcommittee on Investment Companies and Investment Advisers of the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee. Jock is on the Advisory Board of the Mutual Fund Directors Forum. He is a former member of the Advisory Board for BoardIQ and the New York City Bar Committee on Investment Management Regulation. Jock is a member of the board of directors of Episcopal Relief & Development.


Member of the Task Force on the Fund Director’s Guidebook of the ABA’s Federal Regulation of Securities Committee (Fourth edition 2015)