Kevin M. Foley has extensive experience in commodities law and advises a wide range of clients, both in the United States and abroad, on compliance with the Commodity Exchange Act and the rules of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) affecting traditional exchange-traded products, as well as the over-the-counter markets involving swaps and other derivative instruments. His clients include futures commission merchants, derivatives clearing organizations, designated contract markets, foreign boards of trade and an industry trade association.
Kevin has served as counsel to the Futures Industry Association (FIA) for more than 20 years. In 2012 he was recognized for his exemplary efforts on behalf of the association and the industry, in particular for his guidance in navigating the challenges confronting FIA member firms in complying with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Kevin served as counsel to the National Futures Association and Futures Industry Institute study that developed recommendations for best practices in order entry and transmission of exchange-traded transactions and has also served as special counsel to a number of futures exchanges. He also was chief counsel of the Division of Trading and Markets of the CFTC for four years.
Kevin speaks frequently at industry conferences, has authored numerous articles on commodities and securities regulation and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee for Futures Industry magazine.