Jeffrey L. Robins

Jeffrey L. Robins: Attorney with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP


Jeff Robins is a partner and Co-Chair of 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

News & Resources


News Releases

• Cadwalader Recognized by Financial Times for Innovation in Derivatives Market

Dec 08, 2016

Recent Press

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

Jul 21, 2014


• Cadwalader Recognized by Financial Times for Innovation in Derivatives Market

Dec 08, 2016


Clients & Friends Memos

• The Trump Administration: President Trump Issues Executive Actions on Dodd-Frank and the DOL Fiduciary Rule

Feb 06, 2017


• New World Disorder

Nov 12, 2015


• ISDA 32nd Annual General Meeting - Lisbon

May 09, 2017

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Bank Regulation
  • Broker-Dealer Regulation
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Financial Regulation
  • Fund Regulation
  • OTC Derivatives
  • SEC Regulated Entities
  • Structured Products
  • Swap Regulation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212 504 6554  Phone
212 504 6666  Fax
University Attended:
Stanford University, B.A., with distinction, 1989; Stanford University, M.A., 1989
Law School Attended:
Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2001
Year of First admission:
2003, New York

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