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David Yeres

Clifford Chance US LLP

New York, NY, USA


David Yeres, who has over 35 years experience in government and private practice with Commodity Exchange Act matters, heads the
Clifford Chance US commodities and derivatives enforcement practice. Mr. Yeres was counsel to the Chairman of the Commodity Futures
Trading Commission, the federal regulatory agency for commodity futures and options trading, and served on the Commission’s Financial Products Advisory Committee. He was also the Deputy Associate Attorney General of the United States as well as a federal criminal prosecutor. He is the former chairman of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Commodities Law.

Mr. Yeres, who has been in private practice since 1983, has represented, among others, trading companies, banks, and funds with regard to related internal investigations and contentious matters, as well as the dealing or trading in a wide range of physical and financial commodities transactions. He has advised domestic and international clients on the development and operation of various financial products including funds and other structured vehicles that utilize derivative transactions, securities and foreign exchange as well as commodities. Mr. Yeres served as an adjunct professor of Commodity Exchange Act regulation at the Fordham Law School and is widely acknowledged as expert in the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's regulation and enforcement program.
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