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Jeffrey L. Steiner

Jeffrey L. Steiner

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Jeffrey L. Steiner is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions, Investment Funds, Energy, Regulation and Litigation, Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance and Public Policy practice groups. Mr. Steiner advises a range of clients, including commercial end-users, financial institutions, dealers, hedge funds, private equity funds, clearinghouses, industry groups and trade associations on regulatory, legislative and transactional matters related to OTC and listed derivatives, commodities and securities.  He frequently assists clients with compliance and implementation issues relating to the Dodd-Frank Act, the rules of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the National Futures Association and the prudential banking regulators.  He also helps clients to navigate through cross-border issues resulting from global derivatives requirements, including those resulting from the Dodd-Frank Act, the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and the rules of other jurisdictions.  Mr. Steiner also advises clients on issues related to virtual and digital currencies and blockchain technology.

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2015 has ranked Mr. Steiner as an international leading lawyer for his work in derivatives.  Chambers and Partners has also ranked Mr. Steiner as a leading derivatives lawyer in its Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Guide.

Prior to joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Mr. Steiner was special counsel in the Division of Market Oversight at the CFTC where he handled issues relating to trading, execution and reporting of futures and swaps and served as team lead for the Real-Time Public Reporting of Swap Transaction Data Dodd-Frank rulemaking team for both the proposed and final rules.   While at the CFTC, he also worked on resolving and advising on issues relating to Title VII of the Dodd Frank Act, including reporting, trading and execution in all asset classes (i.e., interest rates, credit, FX, equity and other commodity), SDRs, swap execution facilities (SEFs), block trades and extraterritoriality.  Prior to being a special counsel at the CFTC, he served as an attorney-advisor in the CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight.

Mr. Steiner began his career in private law practice where he focused on OTC derivatives, futures and commodities related matters, capital markets transactions and fund formation.

Mr. Steiner is a frequent speaker on issues relating to the Dodd-Frank Act, the CFTC and virtual currencies (e.g., Bitcoin).  He received his B.B.A. from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and his J.D. from Tulane Law School where he served as a Business Editor of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal.

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