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James Schwartz

Morrison & Foerster LLP

New York, NY, USA


James Schwartz has a wealth of experience in the derivatives markets, both in the post-Dodd-Frank world of complex regulation and in the pre-Dodd-Frank world of complex and structured transactions. He has a cutting edge understanding of the ongoing regulation of derivatives brought about by Title VII of Dodd-Frank, and works extensively with dealers and end-users to achieve regulatory compliance. He is also expert in documenting bespoke derivatives, including those occurring in the context of broader structured transactions. He has expertise with the ISDA Master Agreement and has worked extensively with trading agreements of other types as well. He also advises on structured products.

Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Schwartz spent more than eight years as in-house counsel at a major derivatives dealer.

Mr. Schwartz received his J.D. from the University of Chicago and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College.

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