Biography

David Felsenthal is a partner in the Capital Markets Group of Clifford Chance in the New York office.  David has a leading practice in derivatives, structured finance and fintech.  He works on derivatives transactions and regulations across a range of asset classes and transaction types.  He also advises extensively on trading transactions including repo, securities lending and secured financing.   David has been a leader in developing and executing structured products, including securities linked to credit and equity, and is particularly known for his work on synthetic securities and risk-transfer transactions.

David's expertise has been recognized by leading trade associations: he has represented ISDA in its advocacy for improved swap margin rules and other matters; he gives the industry-wide opinions for SIFMA for the standard documentation for repo, securities lending and forwards.  He is a frequent speaker at conferences organized by PLI, ISDA, and others.  David has been recognized as a leading practitioner by Chambers US and Chambers Global.  He has written articles that have been featured in various publications, including the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation and The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.

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