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Michael S. Sackheim

Michael S. Sackheim

Sidley Austin LLP

New York, NY, USA


Mr. Sackheim concentrates on exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives regulatory, transactional and enforcement matters, including structured products. He regularly advises financial entities on the implications of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act. He is also a member of a practice group that regularly advises derivatives end users.

Memberships and Affiliations

Past Chair, New York City Bar’s Futures & Derivatives Regulation Committee.
Managing Editor, Futures & Derivatives Law Report (Thomson Reuters, publ.).
Member, Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk and Compliance, Business Law Partner Advisory Board.
Member, Futures Industry Association, Law & Compliance Division.

Recent Publications

  • Structuring Swaps Inline with U.S. Anti-Evasion Rules (International Financial Law Review, February 2014)
  • Professional Responsibility Issues for Swaps Lawyers Under Dodd-Frank (Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, November 2012)
  • Four Critical Issues Affecting Commodity Pools and Derivative Transactions Under Proposed Regulations Implementing the Volcker Rule (Futures & Derivatives Law Report, June 2012) 
  • In the Aftermath of MF Global (Law360, December 21, 2011) 
  • Dodd-Frank Act Has Its First Birthday, But Derivatives End Users Have Little Cause to Celebrate (Harvard Business Law Review Online, July 2011) 
  • Position Limits for Commodity Derivatives Under Dodd-Frank (Thomson Reuters Accelus™ - Business Law Currents, June 21, 2011) 
  • Ethical Issues for Lawyers Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: Lawyer Representations Under the End-User Swap Exemption (Securities Regulation & Law Report, June 6, 2011) 
  • Commodities Regulation and Derivatives (Chapters 3 and 16, Derivatives: Legal Practice and Strategies, Aspen Publishers, 2010) 
  • Deconstructing Dodd-Frank: Regulation of Over-the-Counter Derivatives (Practical Law, November 2010) 
  • Knocking on the Clearinghouse Door (Futures & Derivatives Law Report, August 2010) 
  • Energy Prosecutions: Is the CFTC Out of Gas? (Futures & Derivatives Law Report, December 2009) 
  • DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund: An Innovative Exchange-Traded Fund (Futures Industry Magazine, May/June 2006)
  • Derivatives, Issuers & Counsel: Reporting of Material Violations (Derivatives Week, December 22, 2004) 
  • False Reporting of OTC Energy Transactions (Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, August 2004)
  • Ethical Standards for New York Brokerage House Attorneys (Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, October 2000)
Michael S. Sackheim is associated with the following items:
Transcripts  Transcripts Ethics - Ethics , Monday, April 12, 2010
A. Structuring and Negotiating Earn-Outs B. Ethics in Negotiating and Documenting Transactions C. Fiduciary Duties of Directors and Majority Shareholders - A. Structuring and Negotiating Earn-Outs B. Ethics in Negotiating and Documenting Transactions C. Fiduciary Duties of Directors and Majority Shareholders , Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Derivatives and Professional Responsibility - Derivatives and Professional Responsibility , Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Enforcement and Ethics: A. When the Deal Goes Wrong: Enforcing Corporate Agreements and the Importance of Boilerplate B. Ethical Issues in Drafting Corporate Agreements - Enforcement and Ethics: A. When the Deal Goes Wrong: Enforcing Corporate Agreements and the Importance of Boilerplate B. Ethical Issues in Drafting Corporate Agreements , Wednesday, January 15, 2014
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Professional Responsibility Issues Under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act - Investment Management Institute 2013 , Thursday, March 07, 2013
Professional Responsibility Issues Under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2013 , Friday, March 08, 2013
Hypothetical - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2013 , Friday, March 08, 2013
Professional Responsibility Issues - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2013 , Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Hypothetical - PLI Ethics Programs: Chicago 2013 , Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Professional Responsibility Issues Under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act (January 2013) - PLI Ethics Programs: Chicago 2013 , Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Professional Responsibility Issues Under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act - Pocket MBA Summer 2013: Finance for Lawyers , Monday, June 03, 2013
Professional Responsibility Issues Under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act (July 2013) - Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2013 , Thursday, October 17, 2013
Professional Responsibility Issues Focusing on Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act - Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2014 , Friday, January 10, 2014
Hypothetical - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2014 , Friday, February 21, 2014
Key Professional Responsibility Issues - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2014 , Friday, February 21, 2014
Professional Responsibility Issues Focusing on Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act (December 2013) - Investment Management Institute 2014 , Thursday, March 06, 2014
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2013 - Ethics for Transactional Lawyers 2013
PLI Ethics Programs: Chicago 2013 , Chicago, IL
PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2014 , New York, NY
Web Segment  Web Segment A. Structuring and Negotiating Earn-Outs B. Ethics in Negotiating and Documenting Transactions C. Fiduciary Duties of Directors and Majority Shareholders - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2013 , Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Derivatives and Professional Responsibility - Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2013 , Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Enforcement and Ethics: A. When the Deal Goes Wrong: Enforcing Corporate Agreements and the Importance of Boilerplate B. Ethical Issues in Drafting Corporate Agreements - Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2014 , Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Ethics - Investment Management Institute 2014 , Wednesday, March 12, 2014
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2013: A. Structuring and Negotiating Earn-Outs B. Ethics in Negotiating and Documenting Transactions C. Fiduciary Duties of Directors and Majority Shareholders - A. Structuring and Negotiating Earn-Outs B. Ethics in Negotiating and Documenting Transactions C. Fiduciary Duties of Directors and Majority Shareholders , Thursday, June 13, 2013
Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2013: Derivatives and Professional Responsibility - Derivatives and Professional Responsibility , Friday, October 25, 2013
Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2014 - Enforcement and Ethics: A. When the Deal Goes Wrong: Enforcing Corporate Agreements and the Importance of Boilerplate B. Ethical Issues in Drafting Corporate Agreements - Enforcement and Ethics: A. When the Deal Goes Wrong: Enforcing Corporate Agreements and the Importance of Boilerplate B. Ethical Issues in Drafting Corporate Agreements , Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2014 , Thursday, February 27, 2014
Investment Management Institute 2014: Ethics - Ethics , Thursday, March 13, 2014
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2013: A. Structuring and Negotiating Earn-Outs B. Ethics in Negotiating and Documenting Transactions C. Fiduciary Duties of Directors and Majority Shareholders - A. Structuring and Negotiating Earn-Outs B. Ethics in Negotiating and Documenting Transactions C. Fiduciary Duties of Directors and Majority Shareholders , Thursday, June 13, 2013
Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2013: Derivatives and Professional Responsibility - Derivatives and Professional Responsibility , Friday, October 25, 2013
Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2014 - Enforcement and Ethics: A. When the Deal Goes Wrong: Enforcing Corporate Agreements and the Importance of Boilerplate B. Ethical Issues in Drafting Corporate Agreements - Enforcement and Ethics: A. When the Deal Goes Wrong: Enforcing Corporate Agreements and the Importance of Boilerplate B. Ethical Issues in Drafting Corporate Agreements , Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Investment Management Institute 2014: Ethics - Ethics , Thursday, March 13, 2014
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2013 , Friday, June 21, 2013 , New York, NY
Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2013 , Friday, November 01, 2013 , New York, NY
Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2014 , Friday, January 24, 2014 , New York, NY
Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2014 , Friday, March 07, 2014 , New York, NY
Investment Management Institute 2014 , Friday, March 21, 2014 , New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2014 , Wednesday, April 30, 2014 , Chicago, IL
Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014 , Thursday, June 05, 2014 , New York, NY
Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2013 , Thursday, June 06, 2013 , New York, NY
Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2013 , Thursday, October 17, 2013 , New York, NY
Ethics for Transactional Lawyers 2013 , Wednesday, May 01, 2013 , Chicago, IL
Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2014 , Friday, January 10, 2014 , New York, NY
Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2014 , Friday, February 21, 2014 , New York, NY
Investment Management Institute 2014 , Thursday, March 06, 2014 , New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014 , Thursday, June 05, 2014 , New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014 , Thursday, June 05, 2014 , New Brunswick , NJ
Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014 , Thursday, June 05, 2014 , Cincinnati, OH
Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014 , Thursday, June 05, 2014 , Mechanicsburg, PA
Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014 , Thursday, June 05, 2014 , Cleveland, OH
Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014 , Thursday, June 05, 2014 , Pittsburgh, PA
Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014 , Thursday, June 05, 2014 , Philadelphia, PA
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