February 18, 2021

A GME Changer? Social Media and the Securities and Derivatives Markets Collide


Amid unprecedented market volatility triggered by social media influences, please join Mayer Brown partners Ed Parker, Chris Chapman, Matthew Kluchenek, Marlon Paz and Michael Levy as they discuss the following topics:

  • The impact of recent securities market volatility and the roles played by short sellers and social media platforms
  • The involvement of the US Congress and regulatory agencies in considering the impact of social media
  • How the CFTC and exchanges are addressing social media influences in the futures markets, including the recent gyrations in the silver futures market
  • The impact of social media influences on market structures and regulatory trends outside the US 

Mayer Brown’s Global Financial Markets Initiative helps clients deal with the legal and business challenges resulting from the ongoing turbulence in worldwide financial markets. By mobilizing the firm’s global resources from multiple practices and offices, the initiative provides clients with knowledgeable and timely counsel on a broad spectrum of their legal needs.

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