ABA Business Law Section 2016 Derivatives and Futures Law Committee Winter Meeting

January 21-23, 2016 | Naples, Florida


  • LaPlaya Beach Resort
    9891 Gulf Shore Drive
    Naples, FL 34108 Map

WilmerHale Partner Dan Berkovitz is a featured speaking during the meeting's wrap up panel discussion "What is Working and What Isn't." This panel will attempt to synthesize the previous days' presentations, including:

  • Market Structure
    • Futures: Two-tier market with Algos and HFT
    • (Flash crashes)
    • Blocks and EFRPs
    • Role of the FCM
  • SEFs—Central Order Book, auctions, one-to-many
    • Gateway to clearing—blocks and OTC clearing
  • Clearing—Structural weaknesses
    • Cross-border
    • Safety
  • Cross Border—Competition—U.S., Europe, Asia
    • Regulatory arbitrage
  • Unfinished business—or not
    • Position limits
    • Finalize rules
    • SEFs and MAT
    • Wish list—Regulatory and Legislative
  • Best and Worst of Dodd-Frank
    • Benefit to end-users
    • Cost of compliance
    • Legislative/Regulatory reforms