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Robert J. Dilworth

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

New York, NY, USA


Robert J. Dilworth is a Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel in Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML)'s Legal Department for Global Banking & Markets. His primary practice area for almost 20 years has been OTC equity derivatives. At BAML, Robert co-heads legal for US Equity Derivatives and provides primary legal support to the OTC institutional equity derivatives sales team, which includes equity-linked notes and proprietary index-linked products. He is also U.S. legal coordinator across asset classes for 3rd party distribution and Rule 144A issuance of market-linked structured securities by BAML issuance entities, as well as covers BAML’s equity derivatives activities into Latin America. Robert’s cross-asset class Dodd-Frank responsibilities and interests include Swap Execution and Security-based Swap Execution Facilities (SEF / SB-SEF) and product characterization issues under Title VII. Robert has authored or co-authored four articles on SEFs and related Dodd-Frank topics for the International Financial Law Review and the Futures & Derivatives Law Report. Robert has worked previously as a Director & Counsel at Deutsche Bank (in New York and Frankfurt) and as an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. He holds law degrees from the University of Georgia, Columbia University and the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). A fuller profile is available at www.linkedin.com/in/robertdilworth.

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