Commonwealth: Peggy Ho new General Counsel
Ho will oversee all legal and regulatory aspects of the firm. Her role will include advising the executive management team on strategic initiatives and regulatory issues and providing counsel on all legal-related issues within the investment adviser and broker/dealer entities. She will report to Trap Kloman, Commonwealth’s president and chief operating officer.
Ho graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, and received her law degree and master’s degree in international relations from Georgetown University. She began her career as a corporate associate at Ropes & Gray LLP and brings extensive industry experience, having served a variety of roles over the past 14 years with LPL Financial, most recently as executive vice president, chief of staff for compliance, legal, and risk and head of government relations. She is highly engaged in the industry, serving on the boards of the Insured Retirement Institute, The New England Council, Greater Boston Legal Services, and the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts. She is also engaged in her community, serving as secretary of Harvard University’s Committee for the Choral Endowment and as a board member for the Wellesley Theatre Project. In 2019, Ho received the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Top Women in Law Award and was named a Get Konnected! 50 Most Influential Attorneys of Color.