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Matthew F. Kluchenek

Matthew F. Kluchenek

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Matt Kluchenek is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Banking & Finance group and a member of the Derivatives and Fintech practices. He has a broad-based financial services practice in which he counsels financial institutions, asset managers, trading advisors, trading firms, fintech companies, multinational corporations, brokers, exchanges and financial service technology providers with respect to regulatory, transactional and enforcement matters involving derivatives, securities and cryptocurrencies.

Enforcement/Investigations. Matt 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. He has represented hundreds of clients in such investigations, many of which have been resolved without adverse action. He also works with clients to create training programs and conducts on-site training sessions to assist clients in reducing the risk of enforcement actions. Matt has handled over 200 of these such matters.

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

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Matt was a partner at a large law firm and served as associate general counsel of CME Group, Inc., as well as the general counsel of a global high-frequency trading firm. Matt also serves as an adjunct professor at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where he teaches the course on Derivatives Law and Practice.

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