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Kathryn M. Trkla

Kathryn M. Trkla

Foley & Lardner LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Kathryn M. Trkla is a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP. She works on a variety of matters for futures commission merchants and securities brokerage firms, institutional investors, professional trading firms, commercial hedgers, domestic and foreign exchanges, clearing houses, and other clients. Ms. Trkla has close to 35 years’ experience in the derivatives and securities industries, including 11 years with the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) where she was senior vice president and associate general counsel before joining Foley in 2000. She is a member of the firm’s Securities, Commodities & Exchange Regulation Practice within the Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practice, and the firm’s Blockchain Task Force and Business Law Department.

Ms. Trkla’s experience ranges from representing clients on matters before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission and self-regulatory organizations; analyzing regulatory proposals; counseling clients on the implications of legislative and rule changes; and providing general regulatory counsel. Her deep experience and background qualify her to provide a broad and unique perspective on the issues and regulations facing the financial markets and market participants.

Ms. Trkla is a Vice Chair of the ABA Derivatives & Futures Law Committee, Co-Chair of the ABA Part 190 Subcommittee (which developed and submitted to the CFTC comprehensive proposed amendments to the CFTC Part 190 Commodity Broker Bankruptcy Rules), and Chair of the ABA Innovative Digitized Products and Processes Subcommittee. She is a recent past member of the FIA Law & Compliance Division Executive Committee. She has written on diverse matters ranging from regulation of derivatives markets and derivatives clearing, to commodity broker bankruptcies. She is a frequent speaker on those topics on continuing legal education panels at PLI, ABA and FIA events.

Ms. Trkla received her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Chicago. 

Kathryn M. Trkla is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The SEF Landscape Four Years In (August 18, 2017) - Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2017, Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Swap Execution Methods, SEFs, Give-up and Reporting - Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2017, Thursday, October 26, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Swap Execution Methods, SEFs, Give-up and Reporting - Swap Execution Methods, SEFs, Give-up and Reporting, Thursday, October 26, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Swap Execution Methods, SEFs, Give-up and Reporting - Swap Execution Methods, SEFs, Give-up and Reporting, Thursday, October 26, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Swap Execution Methods, SEFs, Give-up and Reporting - Swap Execution Methods, SEFs, Give-up and Reporting, Thursday, October 26, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2017, Monday, November 06, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2018, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2018, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2018, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Boston, MA
Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2018, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Advanced Swaps & Other Derivatives 2018, Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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