Derivatives Conference at The John Marshall Law School Focuses on the Dodd-Frank Act, Regulatory Issues

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The Center for International Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is hosting a day-long derivatives conference April 17, 2012, that focuses on the role of derivatives as futures, options and swaps in the financial landscape and addresses how the Dodd-Frank Act is transforming the regulatory landscape.

The Center for International Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is hosting a day-long derivatives conference April 17, 2012, that focuses on the role of derivatives as futures, options and swaps in the financial landscape and addresses how the Dodd-Frank Act is transforming the regulatory landscape.

The Center for International Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is hosting a day-long derivatives conference April 17, 2012, that focuses on the role of derivatives as futures, options and swaps in the financial landscape and addresses how the Dodd-Frank Act is transforming the regulatory landscape.

“Derivatives: The Changing Legal and Compliance Landscape” is the topic for the 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. program presented April 17, 2012, by The Center for International Law at The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Ct.

The noon keynote luncheon address will be delivered by Leo Melamed, chairman emeritus of CME Group.

Leaders from industry, the legal profession and academia will share their insights on the roles of derivatives—commonly referred to as futures, options, and swaps—in today’s financial landscape, and delve into complex and evolving regulatory, compliance and legal issues.

Presenters will examine how the Dodd-Frank Act is transforming the regulatory landscape; the impact of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Dodd-Frank Act rulemakings; the changing roles of exchanges, clearinghouses, market participants and end-users; the fallout of MF Global and its impact on the industry; key market structure and compliance issues; and current enforcement and litigation developments.

The general registration fee for this program is $125 with reduced rates for government, academic and judicial representatives and students. Registration is being accepted through April 10 at http://www.events.jmls.edu/derivatives. Attorneys can earn five hours of CLE for this program.

For additional information, please call Lisa Aruldoss, program coordinator for the Center for International Law, at 312.360.2659.

In addition to this conference, The John Marshall Law School is offering its first course in derivatives law this spring 2012 semester and launching a new online journal, Global Markets Law Journal, in summer 2012.     

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago’s legal, financial and commercial districts. U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Graduate Schools 2012 ranks John Marshall in the top tier of law schools. Its Legal Writing Program is ranked sixth in the nation; Trial Advocacy is 13th and Intellectual Property Law is 20th. John Marshall offers the nation’s only graduate Employee Benefits Program. Its program in Information Technology and Privacy Law remains the only graduate law program in the country that emphasizes privacy as part of its core curriculum.

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