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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Derivatives and Futures Law Corporate Law Commercial Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Derivatives and Futures Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals Civil Rights Law Derivatives and Futures Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Derivatives and Futures Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Derivatives and Futures Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Corporate Law Municipal Law Corporate Governance Law Entertainment Law - Music Public Finance Law Commercial Litigation Economic Development Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Municipal Privacy and Data Security Law Derivatives and Futures Law Project Finance Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Finance Law Copyright Law Financial Services Regulation Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Criminal Defense: White-Collar Banking and Finance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Derivatives and Futures Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Securities / Capital Markets Law Commercial Litigation Arbitration Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Mediation Derivatives and Futures Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Derivatives and Futures Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Securities Regulation Derivatives and Futures Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Derivatives and Futures Law Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Derivatives and Futures Law Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Antitrust Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation Immigration Law Professional Malpractice Law Gaming Law Technology Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Media Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Elder Law Venture Capital Law Military Law Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental CleanTech Law Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Family Law Natural Resources Law Trusts and Estates International Trade and Finance Law Collaborative Law: Family Law International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Labor Law - Union Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Energy Law Education Law Public Finance Law Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Mass Tort Litigation Product Liability Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Transportation Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Entertainment Law - Music Trademark Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Environmental Law Franchise Law Health Care Law Construction Law Antitrust Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Equipment Finance Law FDA Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Municipal Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Aviation Law Utilities Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Patent Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Leisure and Hospitality Law Project Finance Law Communications Law Advertising Law Mining Law Water Law Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law Economic Development Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction IT Outsourcing Law Labor Law - Management Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Sports Law Civil Rights Law Insurance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law Timber Law Securities Regulation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs First Amendment Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Mutual Funds Law Banking and Finance Law Native American Law Family Law Mediation Oil and Gas Law DUI / DWI Defense Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Arbitration Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Patent Litigation - Municipal Privacy and Data Security Law Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law Information Technology Law Derivatives and Futures Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Collaborative Law: Civil Food and Beverage Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Environmental Copyright Law Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Derivatives and Futures Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Mutual Funds Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Derivatives and Futures Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Financial Services Regulation Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Derivatives and Futures Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Franchise Law Derivatives and Futures Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Woodbridge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Derivatives and Futures Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Equipment Finance Law Derivatives and Futures Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Derivatives and Futures Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Derivatives and Futures Law Litigation - Securities Securities / Capital Markets Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Native American Law Derivatives and Futures Law Economic Development Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Project Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Securitization and Structured Finance Law Derivatives and Futures Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Securities Regulation Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Derivatives and Futures Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Collaborative Law: Family Law International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Municipal Environmental Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Communications Law Corporate Law Utilities Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Governance Law Arbitration Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Construction Law Banking and Finance Law Timber Law Commercial Finance Law Trade Secrets Law Public Finance Law Government Relations Practice Equipment Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate International Trade and Finance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Collaborative Law: Civil Securities Regulation Derivatives and Futures Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Water Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Litigation - Construction Real Estate Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Project Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Venture Capital Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Bankruptcy Franchise Law Municipal Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Compliance Law Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Derivatives and Futures Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Securitization and Structured Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Financial Services Regulation Law Derivatives and Futures Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Financial Services Regulation Law Securities Regulation Derivatives and Futures Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Transportation Law Corporate Law Securities Regulation Equipment Finance Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Derivatives and Futures Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Economic Development Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Real Estate Law Derivatives and Futures Law Project Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Derivatives and Futures Law Mutual Funds Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Derivatives and Futures Law

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Practice Area Definition

Derivatives and Futures Law Definition

A futures and derivatives law practice requires a multi-disciplinary approach to the financial markets, reflecting the wide variety of participants and products in this market. Clients include broker-dealers, banks, insurance companies, investment advisers, commodity advisers, hedge funds and private equity funds, securities and futures exchanges, clearing corporations and pension plans, as well as any commercial enterprise that is the “end user” of these products. Products may be used to hedge, manage, or speculate on a countless array of risks, such as interest rates, equities, agricultural, energy, credit, currency, and weather risks to name a few. The products are often custom-designed to meet the particular needs of the end user. All of these products and all of these participants are potentially subject to multiple federal, state, and foreign laws based upon the nature of the enterprise (e.g., banking, insurance, etc), the nature of the product (e.g., equities, commodities, etc.) and the nature of the transaction (e.g., sales, trading, etc.)

A sophisticated law practice in this area will address both the transactional and regulatory aspects of the market. The transactional aspects require experience in the design, documentation, and negotiation of the product to achieve the desired commercial objectives while at the same time optimizing the applicable regulatory treatment. The regulatory practice will focus on everything from the securities and commodities laws, to tax, ERISA, and bankruptcy treatment. The regulatory landscape is expected to experience rapid and extensive changes as a result of the enactment in 2010 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Finally, depending upon the context in which the matter arises, expertise also may be required in the underlying business (e.g., energy, insurance, municipal finance, etc.) or in litigation, business fraud, securitization, and corporate mergers & acquisitions.

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A futures and derivatives law practice requires a multi-disciplinary approach to the financial markets, reflecting the wide variety of participants and products in this market. Clients include broker-dealers, banks, insurance companies, investment advisers, commodity advisers, hedge funds and private equity funds, securities and futures exchanges, clearing corporations and pension plans, as well as any commercial enterprise that is the “end user” of these products. Products may be used to hedge, manage, or speculate on a countless array of risks, such as interest rates, equities, agricultural, energy, credit, currency, and weather risks to name a few. The products are often custom-designed to meet the particular needs of the end user. All of these products and all of these participants are potentially subject to multiple federal, state, and foreign laws based upon the nature of the enterprise (e.g., banking, insurance, etc), the nature of the product (e.g., equities, commodities, etc.) and the nature of the transaction (e.g., sales, trading, etc.)

A sophisticated law practice in this area will address both the transactional and regulatory aspects of the market. The transactional aspects require experience in the design, documentation, and negotiation of the product to achieve the desired commercial objectives while at the same time optimizing the applicable regulatory treatment. The regulatory practice will focus on everything from the securities and commodities laws, to tax, ERISA, and bankruptcy treatment. The regulatory landscape is expected to experience rapid and extensive changes as a result of the enactment in 2010 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Finally, depending upon the context in which the matter arises, expertise also may be required in the underlying business (e.g., energy, insurance, municipal finance, etc.) or in litigation, business fraud, securitization, and corporate mergers & acquisitions.