Commodity Exchange Act Basics for Lawyers

Commodity Exchange Act Basics for Lawyers

Speaking Engagement

This program, hosted by the New York City Bar, provides all the basics a lawyer needs to be conversant in and familiar with the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulatory framework for futures, commodity options, swaps and retail foreign exchange. Additionally, this program addresses which market participants need to register with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the treatment of derivatives in bankruptcy and the requirement that futures be exclusively exchange traded. 

WilmerHale Partner Paul Architzel will speak on the panel “The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) & its Jurisdiction.” The panel will address the following topics:

  • Description of CFTC's jurisdiction: futures, commodity options, swaps and retail foreign exchange.
  • Who are the registrants and what authority does the CFTC have over them?
  • What is the scale and import of the portion of the economy regulated by the CFTC? 

Read More About the Event



Unless you are an existing client, before communicating with WilmerHale by e-mail (or otherwise), please read the Disclaimer referenced by this link.(The Disclaimer is also accessible from the opening of this website). As noted therein, until you have received from us a written statement that we represent you in a particular manner (an "engagement letter") you should not send to us any confidential information about any such matter. After we have undertaken representation of you concerning a matter, you will be our client, and we may thereafter exchange confidential information freely.

Thank you for your interest in WilmerHale.