- 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 School||Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2001|
|Admitted||2003, 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
News & Resources
Clients & Friends Memos
• CEOs and CFOs Beware: Court Endorses SEC's Aggressive Use of Section 304 of Sarbanes-Oxley To Clawback Compensation of Executives Who Did Not Engage in Misconduct
Jan 02, 2013
• Use of SOX Clawback for Executives Who Did Not Engage in Misconduct
Mar 04, 2013
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
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...
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