Neal E. Kumar

Associate
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 862 2288

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Practice Areas

  • Business Fraud & White Collar Defense
  • Commodities & Futures Regulation
  • Corporate
  • Energy & Commodities
  • Energy & Commodities Investigations
  • Swap Regulation
  • Energy & Commodities Regulation & Compliance
  • Energy & Commodities Transactions
  • Financial Regulation
  • Government & Internal Investigations and Defense
  • Litigation
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 202 862 2288
Fax: 202 862 2400
http://www.cadwalader.com/professionals/neal-kumar
 
University Fordham University, B.S., cum laude, 2003
 
Law SchoolPace Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2007
 
Admitted2008, New York; District of Columbia
 
Biography

Neal Kumar focuses his practice on representing financial institutions, hedge funds, energy and commodity companies, and trade associations in a variety of transactional, regulatory and risk management matters.

He advises clients on various matters associated with the Dodd-Frank Act regulatory landscape, specifically focusing on derivative products and physical transactions. This includes advising clients on whether a transaction is subject to regulation by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a swap, commodity trade option or whether the transaction is an excluded forward contract. For transactions subject to CFTC regulation, Neal advises clients on the various CFTC rules, regulations and orders that apply, such as reporting, recordkeeping, mandatory clearing, the end-user exception to mandatory clearing, position limits, and the cross-border application of these rules. Neal also assists clients in understanding the new Dodd-Frank registration requirements for swap dealers and major swap participants. Neal advises on whether clients are subject to registration requirements, as well as internal and external business conduct standards applicable to new registrants.

Prior to joining Cadwalader, Neal served as Counsel to the Office of the General Counsel Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). While there, he had extensive involvement in the development of various rulemakings of the Dodd-Frank Act, including the joint definition of swap with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), position limits, swaps large trader reporting, foreign boards of trade and swap execution facility registration, the Commission's 4(c) effective date orders and other Dodd-Frank rulemakings. Neal also coordinated with Commission staff in developing memorandums of understanding with foreign regulators and assisted in a joint study with the SEC comparing the regulation of swaps in various jurisdictions.

Neal received his J.D. from Pace University School of Law and his B.S. from Fordham University. He is admitted in to practice in the District of Columbia and in the State of New York.

 
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Update to New CME Rule on Disruptive Trading Practices Summary Chart
Sohair A. Aguirre,Neal E. Kumar,Anthony M. Mansfield,Paul J. Pantano, September 18, 2014
On August 28, 2014, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc., the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., and the Commodity Exchange, Inc. (collectively, the “CME”) submitted a notice of a rule adoption to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the...

New CME Rule on Disruptive Trading Practices Summary Chart
Sohair A. Aguirre,Neal E. Kumar,Anthony M. Mansfield,Paul J. Pantano, September 15, 2014
On August 28, 2014, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc., the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., and the Commodity Exchange, Inc. (collectively, the “CME”) submitted a notice of a rule adoption to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the...

EPA Proposes First Carbon Emissions Limits for Power Plants
Athena Velie Eastwood,Douglas H. Fischer,Kenneth W. Irvin,Neal E. Kumar,Gregory K. Lawrence, June 11, 2014
On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its Clean Power Plan, which would impose the first federal limits on carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants in the United States. The proposed rules, which the EPA published pursuant to Section 111(d) of the Clean Air...
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Neal E. Kumar

700 Sixth Street, N.W.
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