Mark D. Young


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Mark D. Young is co-head of the firm’s Derivatives Group. His practice focuses on financial services regulation, derivatives and agency litigation, legislative advocacy, and business and transactional counseling.

In the area of financial services regulation, Mr. Young represents exchanges and clearinghouses, trading platforms, swap dealers, banks, pension organizations, trading firms and investment managers before the U.S. CFTC, SEC, Department of Labor and federal banking agencies. He is actively advising clients on the development of and compliance with federal derivatives regulations implementing  the Dodd-Frank Act.

Mr. Young, who is a former CFTC assistant general counsel, played a lead role in connection with every major piece of legislation to amend the Commodity Exchange Act, the statute administered by the CFTC, since 1978. These bills have focused on financial regulatory reform, swaps and other derivatives, energy prices and jurisdictional disputes between the CFTC and the SEC.  He has also argued landmark appellate cases involving the CFTC.