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Michael S. Sackheim

Michael S. Sackheim

Sidley Austin LLP

New York, NY, USA


Mr. Sackheim concentrates on derivatives regulatory, transactional and enforcement matters. 

Memberships and Affiliations

Past Chair, New York City Bar 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

  • CFTC Issues Cybersecurity Rules on System Safeguards Testing Requirements (Futures and Derivatives Law Report, October 2016)
  • Regulators Adopt Margin Rules for Non-Cleared Swaps (Futures and Derivatives Law Report, May 2016)
  • What Corporate Treasurers Need to Know About Swap Dealer Registration (Treasury & Risk, January 2016)
  • Enforcement Risk:  The Long Length of the CFTC’s Reach (NY Business Law Journal, Winter 2015)
  • CFTC Asserts Jurisdiction Over Bitcoin Derivatives (FinTech Law Report, November/ December 2015)
  • Derivatives Lawyers:  Red Flags – See Something, Do Something (BNA Securities Regulation Law Report, November 16, 2015)
  • Master Securities Forward Transaction Agreement:  Key Buy-Side Issues (Futures & Derivatives Law Report, August 2015)
  • The Duck That Broke the Camel’s Back:  What SIFMA v. CFTC Means for U.S. Swaps Regulation (Futures Industry Magazine, November 2014)
  • US Swaps Compliance for Multinationals (IFLR.com, August 26, 2014)
  • End User Exception from Dodd-Frank Clearing Mandate and Trade Execution Requirement (Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation Online, August 2014)
  • Structuring In Good Faith – Transactions that Will and Won’t Run Afoul of U.S. Swap 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)
  • Ethical Issues for Lawyers Under the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act:  Lawyer Representations Under the End-User Swap Exemption (BNA Securities Regulation & Law Report 43.23 (2011):  1176)
  • 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:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Bloomberg BNA—Securities Regulation & Law Report: Derivatives Lawyers: Red Flags—See Something, Do Something (November 16, 2015) - Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2016, Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Evolving Professional Responsibility Issues Confronting Derivatives Lawyers (August 2, 2016) - Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2016, Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Evolving Professional Responsibility Issues - Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2017, Friday, January 06, 2017
Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2017 - Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2017, Monday, January 23, 2017
Derivatives Lawyers: Red Flags—See Something, Do Something - Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2017, Monday, January 23, 2017
Ethics Outline (January 1, 2017) - Investment Management Institute 2017, Monday, March 27, 2017
Derivatives Lawyers: Red Flags—See Something, Do Something, Bloomberg BNA: Securities Regulation & Law Report, 47 SRLR 2182 (November 16, 2015) - Investment Management Institute 2017, Monday, March 27, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Derivatives and Professional Responsibility - Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2016, Thursday, October 27, 2016
Ethical Issues in Drafting Corporate Agreements - Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2017, Monday, January 09, 2017
Ethics - Investment Management Institute 2017, Monday, March 27, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Derivatives and Professional Responsibility - Derivatives and Professional Responsibility, Thursday, October 27, 2016
Ethical Issues in Drafting Corporate Agreements - Ethical Issues in Drafting Corporate Agreements , Monday, January 09, 2017
Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers , Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Ethics - Ethics, Monday, March 27, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Derivatives and Professional Responsibility - Derivatives and Professional Responsibility, Thursday, October 27, 2016
Ethical Issues in Drafting Corporate Agreements - Ethical Issues in Drafting Corporate Agreements , Monday, January 09, 2017
Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers , Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Ethics - Ethics, Monday, March 27, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2016, Thursday, November 03, 2016, New York, NY
Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2017, Thursday, January 19, 2017, New York, NY
Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2017, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, New York, NY
Investment Management Institute 2017, Thursday, March 30, 2017, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Ethical Issues in Drafting Corporate Agreements - Ethical Issues in Drafting Corporate Agreements , Monday, January 09, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2017, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, New York, NY
Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2018, Wednesday, February 07, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2017, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, New York, NY
Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2018, Wednesday, February 07, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2017, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, Boston, MA
Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2017, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2017, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, New Brunswick , NJ
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