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Mayer Brown announced today that leading derivatives and fintech attorney Matthew Kluchenek has joined the firm as a partner. He will be based in the firm’s Chicago office.

Mr. Kluchenek specializes in derivatives work, including enforcement and regulatory matters. He represents firms and individuals subject to investigation by government and self-regulatory agencies, including the CFTC, CME and US Department of Justice. He works closely with clients to assist them in navigating complex regulations under the Commodity Exchange Act, the Dodd-Frank Act and federal securities laws. Mr. Kluchenek advises clients on transactional matters, including on ISDA and other agreements, derivatives transactions, acquisitions, joint ventures and licensing arrangements. He advises companies, funds and dealers on, among other things, credit default swaps, futures and foreign exchange agreements. Mr. Kluchenek also works with new hedge funds with their formation work, particularly those that trade futures, securities and other financial instruments.

Mr. Kluchenek also specializes in advising clients on regulatory matters arising in connection with cryptocurrency, such as helping clients build cryptocurrency trading operations and working with exchange clients on the derivatives applications of cryptocurrency.

Mr. Kluchenek is a great addition to Mayer Brown’s leading Capital Markets practice. The practice was named GlobalCapital’s “Americas Law Firm of the Year – Overall,” which is the highest recognition given at the 2018 Americas Derivatives Awards, and “European Law Firm of the Year – Transactions” at the 2018 Global Derivatives Awards. The firm has also been noted in The Legal 500 US for structured finance: derivatives and structured products, as well as for advice to issuers and underwriters in equity offerings, debt offerings and global offerings, IFLR1000 US for capital markets: derivatives, debt and equity offerings, Chambers USA for derivatives and recognized by U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms 2018.