Curtis Doty is a Banking & Finance partner in Mayer Brown’s New York office. His practice focuses on the structuring, negotiation, and regulatory and insolvency analysis of OTC derivatives transactions. Curtis has been deeply involved in regulatory matters related to the CFTC’s implementation of the Dodd-Frank Title VII reforms, including as drafting counsel to ISDA on the ISDA Derivatives/FX Prime Brokerage Business Conduct Allocation Protocol, the November 2012 ISDA DF Disclosure, and numerous comment letters and requests for industry no-action relief.
Curtis’ recent transactional experience includes deal-contingent FX hedges related to cross-border private equity acquisitions, currency-indexed loans, hedges of convertible stock positions through total return and conversion ratio swaps, multiparty and other customized give-up agreements related to FX prime brokerage and trading platforms, and the development of documentation for tranched risk participations in weather derivatives portfolios.
In the insolvency area, Curtis advises financial institutions on the insolvency treatment of specialized structures and counterparty types that are beyond the scope of Mayer Brown’s netting and collateral opinions rendered annually to ISDA, including with regard to dealers’ prime services offerings to hedge funds and matters implicating the commodity broker insolvency provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and the CFTC’s Part 190 rules.