Jeffrey L. Robins

Phone212 504 6554

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Practice Areas

  • 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 by The Legal 500 US 2015 Among Nation's Top Firms

Jun 03, 2015

Recent Press

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

Jul 21, 2014


Cadwalader Recognized by The Legal 500 US 2015 Among Nation's Top Firms

Jun 03, 2015


Clients & Friends Memos

SEC Proposes Title VII Regulatory Framework for Non-US Dealers Transacting in the United States

Apr 30, 2015


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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SEC Proposes Title VII Regulatory Framework for Non-US Dealers Transacting in the United States
Steven Lofchie,Isaac Neill,Nihal S. Patel,Jeffrey L. Robins, May 6, 2015
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) reproposed rules addressing the application of certain requirements under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act (the “Reproposal”) to non-U.S. persons dealing in security-based swaps (“SBSs”), where the...
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Jeffrey L. Robins

New YorkNY 10281-0006


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