Bruce Bennett represents domestic and global financial institutions and other market participants on transactional and regulatory aspects of the global markets. He is the co-chair of the firm’s Financial Services Group.
Mr. Bennett’s work for investment and commercial banks, asset managers and other institutional investors and trade associations spans capital markets and futures and derivatives markets, as well as regulatory matters involving the SEC, FINRA, the CFTC and banking regulators.
Mr. Bennett is a recognized leader in capital markets, futures and derivatives and banking regulation, and has focused extensively in recent years on the foreign exchange markets.
- University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D., 1983
- University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1979
Bar Admissions : New York
Representative Matters :
- A major financial institution and trade associations for financial institutions and asset managers in connection with the treatment of non-deliverable forward transactions under the Dodd-Frank Act.
- A major financial institution in restructuring its trading and markets operations under the Securities Exchange Act.
- Major financial institutions in antitrust class actions alleging manipulation of various benchmarks (including LIBOR, FX and ISDAFix) and in various enforcement matters, including relating to trading in U.S. Government Securities.
- Major financial institutions in a variety of financings and internal restructurings.
- InterActiveCorp in the structuring, negotiation and execution of equity derivative transactions to hedge a concurrent exchangeable notes debt issuance.
- A coalition of Foreign Exchange Intermediaries in obtaining and implementing CFTC relief under Dodd-Frank provisions relating to derivatives, permitting continuation of their business operations.
- The Board of Directors of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation in connection with the SEC’s efforts to compel SIPC to provide coverage to victims of Allan Stanford’s ponzi scheme.
- The Bond Market Association (prior to its merger with the Securities Industry Association to create SIFMA) in commenting on and implementing the SEC’s Securities Offering Reform in 2005.
Memberships and Affiliations :
- The Constitutional Sources Project, National Advisory Board Member
- Member, The Atlantic Council
- Past Member of the New York City Bar Banking Law Committee, Securities Regulation Committee, and Financial Reporting Committee
- Past Chair of the Board of Trustees and Past President, SEC Historical Society
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