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New York City, NY

James E. Schwartz

Morrison & Foerster LLP


    James E. Schwartz is Of Counsel at Morrison & Foerster LLP in New York.  He has a cutting edge understanding of the regulation of derivatives brought about by Title VII of Dodd-Frank, and works extensively with dealers and end-users to achieve regulatory compliance.  He is also expert in documenting bespoke derivatives, including those occurring in the context of broader structured transactions or issuances of debt or equity securities.  He has expertise with the ISDA Master Agreement and has worked extensively with trading agreements of other types as well, including agreements for forward transactions involving mortgage-backed securities.

    Mr. Schwartz serves as the chair of the SEC subcommittee of the Futures and Derivatives Committee of the New York City Bar Association.  He has written extensively on financial products and the Dodd-Frank reforms of the derivatives markets.

    Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Schwartz spent more than eight years as in-house counsel at a major derivatives dealer.

    Mr. Schwartz received his J.D. from the University of Chicago and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College.

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