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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 advises financial and commercial entities on the implications of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act. 

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

  • 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)
  • 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 Key Professional Responsibility Issues Under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act (October 2014) - Investment Management Institute 2015, Thursday, March 05, 2015
Professional Responsibility Issues - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2015, Monday, April 27, 2015
Key Professional Responsibility and Ethics Issues for Derivatives Lawyers (June 15, 2015) - Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2015, Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Key Professional Responsibility and Ethics Issues (January 8, 2016) - Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2016, Friday, January 08, 2016
Derivatives Lawyers: Red Flags—See Something, Do Something - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2016, Friday, February 19, 2016
Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2016 - PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2016, Friday, February 19, 2016
Bloomberg BNA: Securities Regulation & Law Report, 47 SRLR 2182: Derivatives Lawyers: Red Flags—See Something, Do Something (November 16, 2015) - Investment Management Institute 2016, Thursday, March 03, 2016
Key Ethics and Professional Responsibility Issues (November 30, 2015) - Investment Management Institute 2016, Thursday, March 03, 2016
Web Segment  Web Segment Ethics in Negotiating and Documenting Transactions - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2015, Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Derivatives and Professional Responsibility - Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2015, Friday, October 23, 2015
Enforcement and Ethics - Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2016, Monday, January 11, 2016
Ethics - Investment Management Institute 2016, Tuesday, March 08, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Ethics in Negotiating and Documenting Transactions - Ethics in Negotiating and Documenting Transactions, Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Derivatives and Professional Responsibility - Derivatives and Professional Responsibility, Friday, October 23, 2015
Enforcement and Ethics - Enforcement and Ethics, Monday, January 11, 2016
Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers , Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Ethics - Ethics, Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Transcripts  Transcripts Ethics in Negotiating and Documenting Transactions - Ethics in Negotiating and Documenting Transactions, Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Enforcement and Ethics - Enforcement and Ethics, Monday, January 11, 2016
Ethics - Ethics, Tuesday, March 08, 2016
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Ethics in Negotiating and Documenting Transactions - Ethics in Negotiating and Documenting Transactions, Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Derivatives and Professional Responsibility - Derivatives and Professional Responsibility, Friday, October 23, 2015
Enforcement and Ethics - Enforcement and Ethics, Monday, January 11, 2016
Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers , Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Ethics - Ethics, Tuesday, March 08, 2016
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2015, Friday, June 26, 2015, New York, NY
Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2015, Tuesday, October 27, 2015, New York, NY
Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreements 2016, Tuesday, January 19, 2016, New York, NY
Ethics for Financial Industry Lawyers 2016, Friday, February 26, 2016, New York, NY
Investment Management Institute 2016, Wednesday, March 09, 2016, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks PLI Ethics Programs: Spring 2016
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