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CFTC’s Financial Market Reform in 2015: Boon or Bane?

Tax, Accounting and Finance CLE

CFTC’s Financial Market Reform in 2015: Boon or Bane?

Live Webcast Date: Friday, May 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (ET)
Tax, Accounting and FinanceRecording

Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will provide an overview and discussion of the latest changes to The Dodd-Frank Act that affect Financial Market Reform.

Following the financial market crisis of 2008, Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Act to control instability risk in financial markets. Subtitle A of Title VII amended the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to regulate swaps and, to provide enhanced enforcement for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. In this webinar our panel will discuss the following topics:

  • CFTC's Financial Market Reform: Overview
  • New Rules and Regulations
  • Dodd-Frank Act
  • Amendments to the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA)
  • Systematic Risks in the Financial Markets
  • Swap Market Rules
  • Current Regulatory Developments & Compliance Risks

Who Should Attend

  • Finance Lawyers
  • Swap Dealers
  • Swap Execution Facilities
  • Financial Professionals
  • Third Party Investment Managers
  • Financial Industry Analysts
  • Other interested/related Professionals

Faculty

Joel S. Telpner

Joel S. Telpner
Partner
Jones Day

Richard Shilts

Richard Shilts
Senior Policy Advisor
Squire Patton Boggs

Meltem F. Kodaman

Meltem F. Kodaman
Counsel
Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP

Braden Perry

Braden Perry
Attorney
Kennyhertz Perry

Eric L. Young

Eric L. Young
Attorney
McEldrew Young

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SEGMENT 1:
Braden PerryAttorney
Kennyhertz Perry

  • Swaps Anonymity and the effect on market participants
  • Regulatory enforcement and compliance update

SEGMENT 2:
Richard ShiltsSenior Policy Advisor
Squire Patton Boggs

  • Progress in implementation of Dodd Frank clearing and trading provisions
  • Key issues facing SEFs seeking permanent registration and CFTC actions to date
  • Focus on SEC as it starts issuing Dodd Frank rules
  • Issues related to CFTC & SEC reporting rules

SEGMENT 3:
Meltem F. KodamanCounsel
Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP

  • The new margin rules as proposed by the Prudential Regulators and CFTC
  • Implication of CFTC financial regulation for “end-users” in the market
  • Documentation issues/challenges in connection with financial regulation
  • CFTC financial regulation and cross-border implications

SEGMENT 4:
Eric L. YoungAttorney
McEldrew Young

  • High speed trading regulation and enforcement
  • Data reporting changes and enforcement
  • The Volcker financial regulator reform

SEGMENT 5:
Joel S. TelpnerPartner
Jones Day

  • The unintended consequences of Dodd Frank
  • The way it’s changing markets, et al
Joel S. Telpner

Joel S. TelpnerPartnerJones Day

Joel Telpner represents financial institutions, derivative dealers, Fortune 500 corporations, hedge funds, pension funds, and other end-users in designing, structuring, and negotiating complex derivative and structured finance transactions. Joel advises clients on a broad variety of financial products and transactions, including credit, equity, and commodity derivatives; synthetic products; credit and equity-linked products; hedge fund-linked products; structured and leveraged finance transactions; CDOs/CLOs; and other securitization products. In addition, Joel advises financial institutions and end-users on understanding and complying with the regulatory requirements arising from the financial reform legislation, as well as new opportunities resulting from the legislation.

Richard Shilts

Richard ShiltsSenior Policy AdvisorSquire Patton Boggs

Richard Shilts is a senior policy advisor at Squire Patton Boggs.  He works with clients to help them navigate the post-Dodd-Frank Act regulatory landscape for derivatives, focusing on complex regulatory, reporting and compliance issues. Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Mr. Shilts served in a number of senior positions at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). In his lengthy career at the CFTC, Mr. Shilts held numerous senior management roles, including director of the Division of Market Oversight. He played a key role in many Commission initiatives and in policy formation including Dodd Frank rulemakings related to trading, data reporting, position limits, and the requirements for designated contract markets, swap execution facilities, swap data repositories, and foreign boards of trade. Mr. Shilts advised the Commission on matters related to the oversight of regulated futures and swaps exchanges and issues related to futures, option and swaps trading, reporting, and the CFTC’s oversight of derivatives exchanges and surveillance of trading activity in the U.S. to ensure that the Commission’s regulatory programs reflected evolving market conditions. Mr. Shilts has Bachelors and Master Degrees in Economics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Meltem F. Kodaman

Meltem F. KodamanCounselSutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP

Meltem Kodaman practices in the areas of general corporate and securities law, concentrating on derivatives contracts, including interest rate, foreign exchange, equity and commodity products. A member of Sutherland’s Corporate Practice Group, Meltem’s derivatives practice represents a broad range of counterparties, including mutual funds, dealer banks, business development companies, insurance companies, pension plans, government-sponsored agencies, universities, nonprofit corporations and energy companies.

Meltem also advises commercial firms on how they may be impacted by the new regulatory regime imposed on the derivatives markets by the Dodd-Frank Act as well as  European derivatives reform developments, such as European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). 

Braden Perry

Braden PerryAttorneyKennyhertz Perry

Braden Perry has been featured as a regulator contributor and media source with a variety of financial and legal publications, including Lawyers.com, LawTV, Law360 and Compliance Crossing, among others. A former CFTC senior trial attorney and veteran in regulatory compliance and white collar defense, Braden has expertise and consults with clients throughout the United States in areas of internal investigations, enforcement matters, regulatory issues, and corporate transactions, including advising on mergers and acquisitions in highly complex regulatory structures. 

Eric L. Young

Eric L. YoungAttorneyMcEldrew Young

Eric Young is a whistleblower attorney and partner at McEldrew Young.  He has helped clients report corporate misconduct resulting in more than $2 billion in fines and penalties by the federal and state governments.  Since Dodd-Frank authorized the SEC and CFTC whistleblower programs, Eric represents whistleblowers in cases of securities and derivatives fraud, market manipulation, accounting fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act  and other violations of the Commodity Exchange Act, the Securities Act and the Securities Exchange Act.  He also represents Taft-Hartley pension funds in securities fraud litigation.

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

Prerequisite:
   NONE

Course Code:
   144809

NASBA Field of Study:
   Finance

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
   2.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Jones Day is a global law firm with 41 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Its unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration and contributes to its perennial ranking as among the best in the world in client service. Jones Day provides significant legal representation for almost half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500.

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Squire Patton Boggs has more than 2,600 lawyers and support staff in 44 offices across 21 countries. Together we collaborate effectively across a diverse range of local, regional, and international markets, business models, and practice areas.

Our team serves public and private organizations, from Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 corporations to emerging companies, hedge funds, private equity funds, traditional institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, high net worth families and investors, public-private partnerships, and local and national governments.

Our preeminent Public Policy Practice works with clients to develop effective strategies to make sure they are heard, at the right time, by the right people, in capital cities across the globe. We are consistently recognized as the leading US law firm in the areas of public policy and lobbying and representation of sovereign governments and entities around the world, by publications such as the American Lawyer, Chambers USA, National Law Journal, Roll Call, Influence, and The Hill. We were among one of the first firms to recognize that all three branches of the government could serve as forums to advocate for our clients in order to produce tangible results.

Website: http://www.squirepattonboggs.com/

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP provides legal services worldwide to diverse clients in seven major practice areas: corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax.

Website: http://www.sutherland.com/

Kennyhertz Perry, LLC is a business and litigation law firm representing clients in highly regulated industries. The firm was founded by two veteran Kansas City attorneys, John Kennyhertz and Braden Perry. Kennyhertz Perry is located in Kansas City, Mo. To learn more about the firm, visit kennyhertzperry.com. 

Website: http://kennyhertzperry.com/

McEldrew Young is a Philadelphia law firm representing SEC, CFTC, IRS and DOJ whistleblowers in cases involving corporate misconduct, securities fraud, tax evasion, health care fraud and employment retaliation.  The firm also represents individuals in catastrophic personal injury litigation from medical malpractice, products defects and transportation accidents.  It was founded by attorneys James J. McEldrew, III and Eric Young.  To learn more, visit mceldrewyoung.com

Website: http://www.mceldrewyoung.com/

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