Waylon Bryson focuses his practice on all aspects of fund formation, investment advisory, transactional, regulatory compliance, and enforcement matters. He handles complex corporate, regulatory enforcement, and litigation matters relating to international, national, and small-firm broker-dealers, investment advisers, and their agents and affiliates.

Prior to joining the firm, Waylon was Vice President & Counsel for Credit Suisse, where he advised on various matters related to the bank’s Asset Management and Private Banking divisions. He provided primary business coverage to one of Credit Suisse’s investment management boutiques as well as to its legacy private banking feeder business, and he was Asset Management Cross-Border Legal for the United States. Waylon spent a year on assignment in Switzerland, where he supported the global head of Compliance Investigations on a sensitive regulatory project related to Credit Suisse’s 2014 settlement of U.S. tax-related matters.

While attending Vanderbilt University Law School, Waylon was a legal writing teaching assistant in its LL.M. Program and a research assistant to Professor J.B. Ruhl. He also served as a student intern at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in New York City, a legal intern at Nissan North America in Franklin, Tennessee, and a summer law clerk in Vanderbilt University’s Office of the General Counsel.

Prior to launching his legal career, Waylon was an assistant language teacher with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme in Sendai, Japan where he taught junior high and elementary school students for four years.

Waylon has a working knowledge of Japanese.


Vanderbilt University Law School J.D. (2014)

Washington State University B.A. (2007) Philosophy, magna cum laude


New York (2015)

North Carolina (2020)

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