Jeffrey L. Robins

Phone212 504 6554

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  • Bank Regulation
  • Broker-Dealer Regulation
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Financial Regulation
  • Swap Regulation
  • Fund Regulation
  • OTC Derivatives
  • SEC Regulated Entities
  • Structured Products
University Stanford University (B.A., with distinction, 1989; M.A., 1989)
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2001
Admitted2003, New York

Jeff Robins is a partner in the Financial Services Group. He represents broker-dealers, securities exchanges, industry associations and buy-side institutions in regulatory and transactional matters. Recognized by The Legal 500 as remarkably strong in the regulatory field and a leader in equity derivatives, his regulatory practice is concentrated in the area of securities regulation of broker-dealers and the structuring of financing and derivatives transactions for multi-entity financial organizations subject to a variety of regulatory regimes; his transactional work focuses on prime-brokerage and over-the-counter derivatives.

Jeff has substantial experience providing counsel on margin, capital, custody and record keeping requirements, cross-border transactions, cash market sales and trading, and development of compliance and supervisory procedures. Jeff also advises a variety of financial institutions on credit aspects of financing and derivatives transactions, particularly risks to counterparties in the event of insolvency, the rights of creditors to close out financial contracts and exercise netting and collateral rights, and the risks and benefits of central clearing.

He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies and a B.A., with distinction, in Political Science, from Stanford. Jeff was a clerk for the Honorable Cynthia Holcomb Hall of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

•Hon. Cynthia Holcomb Hall
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

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News Releases

Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Law Firms in 2015 Edition of IFLR 1000 Oct 21, 2014

Recent Press

Successes, Remaining Challenges Debated on Anniversary of Dodd-Frank Enactment Jul 21, 2014


Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Law Firms in 2015 Edition of IFLR 1000 Oct 21, 2014


Clients & Friends Memos

CFTC Votes to Re-Propose Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps Sep 18, 2014


Regulatory Reform of OTC Derivatives under the Obama Proposal Aug 03, 2009


Regulatory Developments for the Buy-side - Current Issues Mar 25, 2015


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CFTC Votes to Re-Propose Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps
Steven Lofchie,Nihal S. Patel,Jeffrey L. Robins, September 22, 2014
On September 17, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) voted to re-propose rules to impose initial and variation margin requirements on uncleared swaps entered into by swap dealers and major swap participants that are not regulated by a “Prudential...

Summary of Prudential Regulators’ Re-Proposed Margin Rules
Steven Lofchie,Nihal S. Patel,Jeffrey L. Robins, September 8, 2014
On September 3, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (“Board”), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Farm Credit Administration and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (collectively, the “Prudential...

SEC SBSD Recordkeeping and Reporting Proposal
Steven Lofchie,Nihal S. Patel,Jeffrey L. Robins, April 25, 2014
The SEC has published proposed recordkeeping, reporting and capital deficiency notification requirements that would apply to security-based swap dealers ("SBSDs") and major security-based swap participants ("MSBSPs") as well as to other SEC-registered broker-dealers that enter...
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Jeffrey L. Robins

New YorkNY 10281-0006


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