Ansley Schrimpf is an associate in Mayer Brown’s Banking & Finance group and a member of the Derivatives and Fintech practices. She regularly advises clients on a broad array of regulatory, transactional and enforcement matters involving derivatives, securities and cryptocurrencies.

Enforcement/Investigations. Ansley represents firms and individuals subject to investigations and enforcement actions by the government and self-regulatory organizations with respect to matters involving disruptive trading practices, wash trades, manipulation, unauthorized trading, block trades, non-competitive trading, supervisory failures and fraud, among others. She also works with clients to create training programs and conducts on-site training sessions to assist clients in reducing the risk of enforcement actions.

Regulation. Ansley assists clients in the US, Europe and Asia in navigating their obligations under the Commodity Exchange Act, as amended by the Dodd-Frank Act, and the federal securities laws; formulating compliance programs and working with clients to implement those programs; and representing clients in discussions with the CFTC, SEC and self-regulatory organizations with respect to novel issues.

Transactions. Ansley assists clients in (i) structuring and forming new business entities and addressing related ownership, governance, intellectual property, employment and securities disclosure issues, (ii) negotiating and documenting strategic acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing arrangements, ISDA agreements, trading agreements and employment agreements, and (iii) structuring and forming private investment funds, including master-feeder fund structures.

Fintech. Ansley represents clients in a growing array of fintech matters, with an emphasis on cryptocurrency regulation.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Ansley was an attorney at a large law firm and served in the general counsel department at the National Futures Association, where she advised on regulatory matters related to futures, forex and swaps, including provisional registration reviews of US and non-US swap dealers.


The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, JD

Member, Catholic University Law Review

University of Tennessee, BA, BS, summa cum laude

Phi Beta Kappa, university honors


  • Illinois
  • Tennessee


  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee


Co-Chair, Chicago Bar Association Futures & Derivatives Law Committee

Member, Women in Listed Derivatives

Civic Activities
Vice President, Board of Directors, Stories Matter Foundation