- Bank Regulation
- Broker-Dealer Regulation
- Commodities & Futures Regulation
- Derivatives & Structured Products
- Financial Regulation
- Investment Management
- Investment Management Litigation
- Investment Management Regulation & Compliance
- Investment Management Transactions
- OTC Derivatives
- Structured Products
- Swap Regulation
|Contact Info||Telephone: 212 504 6700|
Fax: 212 504 6666
|University ||Sarah Lawrence College, B.A., 1979; Columbia University, M.B.A., 1984|
|Law School||Yale University, J.D., 1989|
|Admitted||1990, New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York|
|Memberships ||V2N1 Mar 26, 2014|
Steven Lofchie, a partner and Co-Chair of the Financial Services Group, concentrates his practice in advising financial institutions on regulatory issues and on derivatives and other financial instruments. He is consistently recognized in the United States by Chambers USA, Legal 500, and IFLR 1000 in the areas of financial services regulation and derivatives. The Best Lawyers in America also selected Steven as one of the nation's leading lawyers in several areas including: Administrative/Regulatory, Derivatives and Futures, Securities/Capital Markets, and Securities Regulation Law. He is the author of Lofchie's Guide to Broker-Dealer Regulation (4th ed. 2011), considered the leading treatise in the field. In 2014, he testified before a subcommittee of the House on equity market structure.
Steven counsels funds (private and both SEC and CFTC-registered), broker-dealers, and banks regarding regulatory and transactional issues. His regulatory practice addresses virtually all the securities-law related statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to these institutions and their affiliates.
Steven represents many financial entities and their investment advisers on trading.
His transactional practice focuses on over-the-counter derivatives, securities financing, and trading agreements (from prime brokerage to the use of asset-backed structures for the financing of investments in hedge funds), and various types of licensing and membership agreements.
Steven is a frequent writer and speaker on financial regulation and policy. In 2014, he testified before a subcommittee of the House on equity market structure. In addition, he has been very active in developing web-based compliance tools, online compliance manuals, research tools and document analysis systems. These tools are available through the Cadwalader Cabinet ( www.cadwalader.com/thecabinet ).
The Cadwalader Cabinet includes:
•Lofchie's Guide to Broker-Dealer Regulation;
•Lofchie's Guide to Hedge Fund Regulation;
•Lofchie's Guide to CPO/CTA Regulation;
•Lofchie's Guide to FATCA;
•Lofchie's Guide to Blue Sky Law;
•Lofchie's Guide to Anti-Money Laundering; and
•Numerous books, calendars, finding guides and other tools.
The Cadwalader Cabinet also hosts tens of thousands of other documents, including statutes, rules, no-action letters, releases, case law and relevant legislation.
Steven received his B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and has M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, where he was a General Motors Fellow. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was a member of the Yale Law Journal.
He also serves as a Senior fellow on financial regulation at the Center for Financial Stability, a nonpartisan financial industry think tank.
News & Resources
• Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Law Firms in 2015 Edition of IFLR 1000
Oct 21, 2014
• Cadwalader Named 2014 Americas Derivatives Law Firm of the Year; Ray Shirazi Recognized as Top Derivatives Lawyer
Sep 19, 2014
• More Than 40 Cadwalader Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2014 New York Metro Edition
Sep 15, 2014
• Cadwalader Attorneys, Practices Recognized in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
Aug 18, 2014
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...
SEC SBSD Recordkeeping and Reporting Proposal
Steven Lofchie,Nihal S. Patel,Jeffrey L. Robins, April 25, 2014
The SEC has published proposed recordkeeping, reporting and capital deficiency notification requirements that would apply to security-based swap dealers ("SBSDs") and major security-based swap participants ("MSBSPs") as well as to other SEC-registered broker-dealers that enter...
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