Futures and Derivatives

Futures and Derivatives

Our team provides incisive guidance on all facets of futures and derivatives transactions, regulatory compliance and enforcement.

Key Contacts

Meet Our Team

Areas of Focus

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Experience

  • CFTC APPROVAL FOR NEW MARGINING SYSTEM

    We helped a derivatives clearing organization obtain CFTC approval to implement a new clearinghouse margining system.
  • REVAMP OF EXCHANGE RULE BOOK

    Our team assisted a derivatives exchange with a major overhaul of its rule book.
  • SRO INVESTIGATIONS

    We represented exchange members in investigations relating to trading conduct.
  • NATIONAL FUTURES ASSOCIATION AUDIT

    We represented a commodity pool operator in a regulatory audit by the National Futures Association (NFA), the self-regulatory organization of the futures industry. The NFA has the authority to discipline members and take other remedial actions.

Recognition

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    USA–Nationwide Ranking for Capital Markets: Derivatives

    Chambers USA

    2020

         
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    Nationally Recognized Firm for Derivatives and Futures Law

    U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” List

    2020

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Capital Markets: Derivatives (2020) recognizes WilmerHale’s “notable derivatives practice with capabilities across a broad range of asset classes. Impressive regulatory practice includes advising on US and international futures trading compliance. Well placed to represent clients before the CFTC and SEC.” Clients note our “method of client service is impeccable.” They “appreciate the excellent cooperation and working relationship,” and acknowledge we “are very good at anticipating how regulators will view an issue.
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2020) individually recognizes Paul Architzel in the Capital Markets: Derivatives (Nationwide) and Capital Markets: Derivatives: Mainly Regulatory categories, noting his “keen sense of how best to work and negotiate with regulators to pursue his clients’ goals.”
  • Chambers Global: Leading Global Lawyer for Business (2020) individually recognizes Paul Architzel for his work in capital markets and derivatives.

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