Katherine Dobson: Lawyer with Bingham McCutchen LLP

Katherine Dobson

New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Derivatives
  • Broker-Dealer Regulatory
  • Financial Restructuring
  • Financial Services
  • Latin America Practice
  • Financial Reform / Volcker Rule
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.705.7725
Fax: 212.702.3690
University University of Vermont, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2005
Law SchoolUniversity of Connecticut School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2008
Admitted2009, Connecticut; New York

Katherine Dobson focuses her practice on financial services transactions involving the application of derivatives in trading, distressed debt transactions, and legal and regulatory issues. She represents hedge funds, banks, broker-dealers and other market participants in complex cross-border and U.S. futures, derivatives and commodities transactions as well as creditors' rights matters including workouts and corporate reorganizations.

Katherine has experience with ISDA Master Agreements, repurchase and stock loan master agreements, as well as clearing, prime brokerage, options and futures account agreements and related trading documentation. She also advises financial firms and other market participants on U.S. and cross-border regulatory issues, including registration and exemption requirements with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and requirements of the Dodd-Frank Act provisions applicable to swap transactions.

Katherine has also spent time on secondment at the general counsel division of Credit Suisse, where she negotiated sophisticated derivative transactions. Prior to joining Bingham, Katherine worked as a summer associate at UBS Financial Services Inc., working on corporate transactions and brokerage agreements. She also worked as a law clerk for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, researching regulatory and securities fraud issues.

Awards & Honors

•Associate Editor, Connecticut Insurance Law Journal

•Certificate in Tax Studies


•Co-author, CFTC Staff Adopts New Approach to Requesting Relief From Commodity Pool Operator Registration, Bingham.com(May 2014)

•Co-author, CFTC Extends Deadline of Oral Recording Requirements for Asset Managers and CTAs Holding SEF or DCM Membership to December 31, 2014, Bingham.com(April 2014)

•Co-author, Final Volcker Rule Regulations: Restrictions on Covered Fund Activities and Investments, Bingham.com(January 2014)

•Co-author, Update on the CFTC's Cross-Border Application of Dodd-Frank Swaps Requirements, Bingham.com(December 2013)

•Co-author, CFTC Modifies its Position Limits Proposal and Aggregation Rules, Bingham.com(November 2013)

•Co-author, Necessity Trumps Law: Lessons from Emerging Markets for Stressed Developed Markets, INSOL International,Technical Series Issue No. 25 (January 2013)

Reported CasesLehman Brothers Holdings Inc. - Represented substantial creditors, counterparties and other parties of interest in various aspects of the Lehman Brothers Chapter 11, SIPA and foreign proceedings, including setoffs, guaranties, derivatives and structured transactions, prepetition and postpetition claims resolution, and cross-border issues. BearingPoint Inc. - Counseled the official committee of unsecured creditors and the liquidating trustee in the Chapter 11 cases of BearingPoint Inc. Independencia S.A. - Counseled a bondholder group of Independencia S.A., one of Brazil's largest beef and leather producers, in its restructuring under Brazilian insolvency law, which included an out-of-court debt restructuring and exchange offer. Spansion Japan Limited - Assisted in the representation of a group of Japanese secured lenders in connection with the cross-border insolvency proceedings of Spansion Japan Limited, a semiconductor manufacturer located in Japan. General Motors - Counseled Deutsche Bank AG in connection with the General Motors Chapter 11 proceedings.

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CFTC Extends Deadline of Oral Recording Requirements for Asset Managers and CTAs Holding SEF or DCM Membership to December 31, 2014
Akshay N. Belani,Daniel N. Budofsky,Katherine Dobson, May 6, 2014
On April 25, 2014, the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight and the Division of Market Oversight (collectively, the “Divisions”) of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) extended to December 31, 2014, the deadline by which Asset Managers and...

Update on the CFTC’s Cross-Border Application of Dodd-Frank Swaps Requirements
Lihua Chen,Katherine Dobson,Joshua B. Sterling, January 3, 2014
On December 20, 2013, the CFTC issued further guidance addressing the cross-border application of its swaps rules under Dodd-Frank. The guidance took the form of “substituted compliance” determinations and no-action relief for swap dealers (and major swap participants) located in...
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Katherine Dobson

399 Park Avenue
New YorkNY 10022-4689


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