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Commodity Exchange Act Basics for Lawyers

April 27, 2016 | New York, New York

Location:

  • New York City Bar
    42 West 44th Street
    New York, NY 10036

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Commodity Exchange Act Basics for Lawyers

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?