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Michael Sackheim

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Practice Areas

Michael Sackheim focuses on derivatives regulatory matters in the Securities and Derivatives Enforcement and Regulatory Practice. In the enforcement area, Michael has represented trading entities in CFTC enforcement actions, including a Dubai energy trader, a Texas energy company, an Asian state-owned cotton trader, a Japanese bank with respect to LIBOR benchmarking, a British bank concerning its foreign exchange trading, and was appointed by a federal judge to be the receiver in a CFTC enforcement case. Michael regularly advises clients on compliance with CFTC and National Futures Association regulations. He negotiates all forms of trading agreements, including for a large mutual funds group. Michael is a former prosecutor in Manhattan and a former Chair of the New York City Bar’s Committee on Derivatives Regulation.

Publications

Michael is the managing editor of Futures & Derivatives Law Report (published by Thomson/West Legal Works). He is the author of scholarly articles on both derivatives and legal ethics. Michael is the co-editor of a legal treatise, The Virtual Currency Regulation Review (published by Law Business Research Ltd. in 2018).