Lihua Chen

New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Financial Services
  • Financial Reform / Volcker Rule
  • Derivatives
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.705.7632
Fax: 212.752.5378
University Duke University, Bachelor of Arts, 2008
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2011
Admitted2012, New York

Lihua (Lily) Chen focuses her practice on derivatives and the application of derivatives in trading, structured products and capital markets.

Awards & Honors

•Executive Editor, Georgetown Journal of International Law

•CALI Award, Lawmaking: Statutory and Regulatory Interpretation, Georgetown University Law Center


•Co-author, CFTC Staff Issues No-Action Relief Concerning Clearing and Trade Execution Requirement for Swaps, 2014)


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CFTC Staff Announces Relief From Certain Recordkeeping Requirements, Along With Two Other Actions
Akshay N. Belani,Daniel N. Budofsky,Lihua Chen,Olga Kamensky,Joshua B. Sterling, June 4, 2014
On May 22, 2014, the CFTC staff provided no-action relief to members of swap execution facilities (“SEF”s) and designated contract markets (“DCM”s) who are not registered or required to be registered with the CFTC in any capacity (“Covered Members”) from certain...

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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Lihua Chen

399 Park Avenue
New YorkNY 10022-4689


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