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Paul Architzel

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Paul M. Architzel is a partner at WilmerHale, chair of the Futures and Derivatives Group, and a member of the Broker-Dealer Compliance and Regulation Group.

Mr. Architzel's practice covers all areas of futures and swap regulation, including the regulation of futures exchanges, swap execution facilities, foreign boards of trade, derivatives clearing organizations, futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors. He is an authority on issues involving the listed derivatives markets, the clearing and trading of OTC derivatives, end-user market participation and cross-border access issues. He also handles complex matters that involve the overlapping jurisdiction of securities and futures regulations, as well as compliance issues facing hedge funds and commodity pools. Mr. Architzel practices actively before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as well as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and is a frequent speaker at futures and derivatives industry conferences.

Professional Memberships

Mr. Architzel was an adjunct professor of law in the Securities and Financial Regulation LLM program at Georgetown University Law Center where he taught Futures Regulation and the Commodity Exchange Act.

Personal

JD, The National Law Center, George Washington University, 1978; BA, summa cum laude State University of New York at Albany, 1975