Our investment management lawyers maintain a long-standing practice involving commodity futures and derivative financial products. We represent institutional futures market participants, including commodity trading advisors, futures fund sponsors and brokerage firms. Our clients range in size from start-ups to household names in the industry.
The futures fund practice is both a regulatory counseling and transactional practice, with an emphasis on formation and operation of domestic and offshore futures funds. We regularly consult with industry regulators and have extensive relationships with senior officials at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the National Futures Association.
We also provide legal counsel with respect to transactions involving derivative financial products. With the expansion of the derivative financial products market, we have developed, negotiated and documented a wide variety of transactions, including hybrid and structured notes, swaps and various types of options. We have represented commercial banks, portfolio managers, investment banks, traders and advisers in transactions involving derivative financial products.
Our team is supported by securities litigation [hotlink to securities litigation page] lawyers who have extensive experience in investment management litigation and enforcement proceedings, as well as compliance issues facing financial market participants.
The ‘extremely efficient’ group also has expertise in managed futures funds and advises on both CFTC and NFA regulations.The Legal 500 United States 2015