Attorneys Author Article Discussing Impact of Dodd-Frank on Derivatives Litigation


This article authored by partners Steve Fink, Thomas Mitchell, Nik Mathews and associate Alvin Lee discusses the future of derivatives litigation and the impact of Dodd-Frank. An excerpt from the article is included below.

The market's attention is fixed firmly on the future of derivatives. Questions about the implementation and impact of the Dodd Frank requirements, and to what extent the use of swaps in structured finance and other transactions will return, are front and center. And yet, there are also lessons to be learned from the past use of these somewhat esoteric financial instruments, which continue to be questioned and tested in litigation — with more to come.