Katten Brings on Former CME Group Executive Lisa A. Dunsky

Firm News | November 13, 2012

(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that Lisa A. Dunsky, former executive director and associate general counsel at CME Group Inc., has joined the firm as a partner in its Financial Services Practice.

“Lisa is a solid addition to Katten’s Financial Services Practice and will help build on the strength of that group,” said Vincent A. F. Sergi, Katten’s national managing partner. “The breadth of experience among Katten’s financial services attorneys is unparalleled and we are thrilled to welcome someone with Lisa’s skill and experience to the firm.”

While at CME Group Inc., Dunsky was the lead lawyer for CME Clearing as well as the Clearing House Risk Committee and CME Group Board Appeal Panels in market regulation matters. She regularly worked with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding regulatory issues and audits of CME Clearing, including clearing of OTC derivatives and customer protection issues.

Additionally, Dunsky responded to legal and regulatory inquiries from clearing members and customers, especially bankruptcies and receiverships that involved the clearing house, advised clearing house and other divisions on time-sensitive issues arising from market events, and would revise CME Group exchange and clearing rules to accommodate regulatory and market developments.

“Lisa has broad knowledge as a financial services attorney and deep experience in clearing,” said Arthur W. Hahn, partner and national co-head of Katten’s Financial Services Practice. “Her background in clearing is a significant asset because it’s an area that has become very important in the wake of the reforms being placed on the financial community.”

Prior to her work with CME Group, Dunsky was counsel at Mayer Brown LLP in the firm’s derivatives and litigation practice groups. She was also a senior attorney at BP America, Inc., where she handled over-the-counter trading disputes, regulatory investigations, government inquiries and legal compliance issues in a large, multi-office business unit that trades crude oil, gasoline, jet fuel and petrochemicals in domestic and international markets.

She received her JD, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, an MA, magna cum laude, from the University of Cincinnati and her BA, magna cum laude, from the University of Dayton.

Katten’s Financial Services Practice advises a broad range of participants in the financial services arena stretching from exchanges and clearing houses to the world’s major intermediaries to dominant users of the markets including hedge funds, proprietary traders and pension funds. Katten attorneys have been intimately involved in the discussions around the evolving rulemaking designed to implement the Dodd-Frank legislation, and have held senior positions with regulatory agencies or have been in-house counsel at financial services firms.

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