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Robert McLaughlin

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Corporate, Asset Management, Financial Services, Derivatives


Mr. McLaughlin is a partner and co-head of the Firm’s Derivatives Practice. He is a leading practitioner in derivative transactions of all types, including futures, over-the-counter derivatives and cleared swaps, as well as related collateral, guarantee, custody and other credit support arrangements. He also maintains a leading practice in repurchase, securities lending and prime brokerage and other types of trading agreements, as well as structured products, synthetic equity and fund-linked investments, credit extensions, loan trading and derivatives claim trading. His clients include hedge funds, private equity funds, investment management firms, investment and commercial banks, mutual funds, individual investors, corporations and government-sponsored entities. Mr. McLaughlin regularly advises market participants on legislative and regulatory developments concerning futures, derivatives, cleared swaps, bankruptcy and insolvency safe harbors, and market structure and facilities.


Mr. McLaughlin is the author of Over-the-Counter Derivative Products: A Guide to Business and Legal Risk Management and Documentation (McGraw-Hill, 1999) and the chapter "Risk Management and Fiduciary Duties" in Risk Management: Foundations for a Changing Financial World (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010). He is a member of the Board of Editors of Futures & Derivatives Law Report. In addition to his frequent derivatives industry presentations, Mr. McLaughlin has been a guest lecturer on derivatives and risk management at Fordham University School of Law.


Mr. McLaughlin is Chair of the Futures and Derivatives Committee of New York City Bar Association and recently served as chair of the New York City Bar’s “Futures & Derivatives” program. Since 2004, he has served as either Chair or Co-Chair of a number of additional New York City Bar futures and derivatives programs, including the Committee’s annual conference and other programs on selected issues such as credit derivatives and bankruptcy law developments and hot issues in the regulation of futures and OTC derivatives.


Mr. McLaughlin received his JD from New York University School of Law in 1983 and his AB from Dartmouth College in 1979, with highest honors.

United States: Finance

Structured finance: derivatives and structured products

Within: Structured finance: derivatives and structured products

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s futures and derivatives team provides ‘timely and considered’ advice to many of the market’s most prestigious asset managers. Specialising in structured transactions, the department has noted expertise in accelerated share repurchase (ASR) and deal-contingent FX forward transactions, as well as experience in derivatives on all major asset classes. The department also has a highly-regarded regulatory practicel Robert McLaughlin, David Mitchell and the Washington DC-based William Breslin advised various end-user clients on CFTC and SEC regulations.

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