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William F. McCoy

Morgan Stanley
Managing Director and Counsel
New York, NY, USA


William F. McCoy is a Managing Director and Counsel in the Legal and Compliance Department of Morgan Stanley, as well as General Counsel and Secretary of Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc., a dealer of commodities, commodity derivatives and currency options.  He advises Morgan Stanley in connection with its futures, fixed income and commodities market making activities, including its activities involving metals, oil liquids, electricity, coal, agricultural products, carbon and emissions.  He has continuously been the senior commodities attorney at Morgan Stanley since joining the firm in 1993.  His previous positions included Vice President & Assistant General Counsel of Metallgesellschaft Corp. (1991-1993), Vice President & Counsel of Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company (1986-1991), and Attorney in the Enforcement & Compliance Division of The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (1984-1986).  His degrees include a J.D. in 1984 from Fordham University School of Law, and a B.S. in Economics in 1981 from the Wharton School of Business and Economics at The University of Pennsylvania.  In addition, from May 2002 through May 2004, he served as the President of the Law and Compliance Division of the Futures Industry Association (“FIA”), and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the FIA’s Law & Compliance Division.   From early 2004 until early 2007, he served a number of terms as a member of the FIA’s Board of Directors.   From February 2007 until February 2016, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Futures Association.  From August 2003 until February 2007, he served as a member of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group.  Bill is currently a member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee.

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