Brett M. Ackerman

Associate
Washington, D.C.
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA
Profile Experience Presentations

Brett Ackerman is an associate in the Corporate Department of the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Ackerman’s practice focuses on regulatory, compliance and transactional issues relating to commodities, securities and derivatives products.

Mr. Ackerman has experience representing investment banks, corporations, private equity firms and asset managers in structured investments and derivatives transactions, including interest rate derivatives, foreign exchange transactions, total return swaps and commodity transactions. Mr. Ackerman also has substantial experience representing clients in structuring finance-linked hedging structures in the project finance industry.

Mr. Ackerman’s regulatory practice consists of assisting CFTC-registered entities and end-users with regulatory compliance matters under the Dodd-Frank Act. Mr. Ackerman advises clients on matters involving the regulation of broker-dealers.

 Mr. Ackerman’s recent experience includes the following:

  • Assisted private equity fund in structuring foreign exchange transaction to hedge currency exposure on cross-border investment
  • Negotiated ISDA documentation and advised on CFTC regulatory matters, including commodity pool operator requirements
  • Assisted global investment bank in the documentation and negotiation of a total return swap
  • Represented registered swap dealer in connection with amending swap documentation with existing customers to comply with regulatory requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Negotiated Institutional Futures Client Account Agreement and Cleared Derivatives Transactions Addendum on behalf of large life insurance company
  • Ongoing representation of various swap execution facilities
Thought Leadership
  •  Co-Author, “SEC Proposes Enhanced Transparency and Oversight of Certain Alternative Trading Systems,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, November 2015
  • Co-Author, “Dodd-Frank 5 Years Later: Where Are We Now? Derivatives Regulation for Asset Managers,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, November 2015
  • Co-Author, “Prudential Regulators Are First to Finalize Uncleared Swap Margin Rules,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, November 2015
  • Co-Author, “SEC Adopts Final Crowdfunding Rules,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, November 2015
  • Co-Author, “SEC Approves FINRA Rule 2210 Amendment Requiring BrokerCheck Links,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, October 2015
  • Co-Author, “Cryptocurrencies Are Commodities: CFTCs First Bitcoin Enforcement Action,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, September 2015
  • Co-Author, “FINRA's New Research Rules,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, August 2015
  • Co-Author, “CFTC Proposes Cross-Border Application of Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, August 2015
  • Co-Author, “Updated: CFTC Clarifies Regulation of Forward Contracts with Embedded Volumetric Optionality,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, June 2015
  • Co-Author, “SEC Proposes Additional Cross-Border Rules for Security-Based Swaps,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, May 2015
  • Co-Author, “Regulation SBSR: The Compliance Guide to Reporting Security-based Swaps,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, March 2015
  • Co-Author, “Update: Swap Dealers Will Face Significant Challenges from Reproposed Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, January 2015
  • Co-Author, “CFTC Proposes to Clarify Regulation of Forward Contracts with Embedded Volumetric Optionality,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, January 2015
  • Co-Author, “Swap Dealers Will Face Significant Challenges from Reproposed Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps,” Latham & Watkins Client Alert, January 2015
  • Co-Author, “Broker-Dealer Regulation: New Developments and Continuing Practical Concerns Regarding Registration Requirements for Business Brokers, 'Finders,' and Other Financial Intermediaries,” Practical Compliance & Risk Management for the Securities Industry, May - June 2014
  • Co-Author, “Swap Execution Facilities Launch in 2013, but Many Issues Remain for 2014,” 33:11 Futures & Derivatives Law Report, December 2013
  • Co-Author, “CFTC Adopts Long-Awaited Rule on Swap Execution Facilities and Other Swaps Trading Rules,” The Columbia Law School Blog on Corporations and Capital Markets, June 21, 2013
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