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Todd R. Kornfeld

Pepper Hamilton LLP

New York, NY, USA

Todd R. Kornfeld is of counsel in the Financial Services Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the New York office. Mr. Kornfeld concentrates his practice in securities and derivatives law, particularly in representing investment advisers with respect to their trading activities and fund formation and regulatory matters arising under the Investment Advisers Act and the Commodity Exchange Act. As part of his investment management practice, he represents investment advisers and funds in the negotiation of trading agreements such as prime brokerage, ISDA master agreements, futures account agreements and master confirms for derivatives. Mr. Kornfeld also has extensive experience representing issuers, placement agents and investment managers with various structured finance products, including CLOs, CDOs, CMBS and credit-linked notes.

Prior to joining Pepper, Mr. Kornfeld was associate general counsel at Guggenheim Global Trading, a multi-strategy hedge fund, where he was heavily involved in and responsible for multiple aspects of platform creation and build-out, including fund formation documents, prime brokerage and other trading agreements, and regulatory and compliance matters.


  • LL.M., Corporate Law, New York University School of Law, 1998
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1996
  • B.S., Computer Science, State University of New York at Albany, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York

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