Guy Dempsey

Of Counsel
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New York Office
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Overview

Guy C. Dempsey Jr. concentrates his practice on derivatives and structured products and on bank regulation. He advises clients on derivatives transactions of all types across all asset classes, as well as on the corporate governance, regulatory, collateral, compliance, insolvency and litigation issues associated with such products.

Much of Guy’s work currently involves helping bank and non-bank clients analyze the details and impact of the Dodd-Frank Act, including, in particular, the Volcker Rule and the swap regulations the CFTC and SEC enacted pursuant to that legislation. He has assisted numerous swap dealers in developing policies and procedures to comply with the new regulatory regime for cleared and non-cleared swaps. 

Guy speaks regularly on derivatives topics, and has been active in the documentation projects of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) since its formation. 

Prior to joining Katten, Guy was co-head of the Derivatives practice at Latham & Watkins LLP. Before that he was a managing director at Barclays Capital, where he held a number of senior positions, including general counsel for the Americas. He began his career at White & Case LLP and also served as managing director and counsel at Bankers Trust Company, practicing law in both New York and London.

Shown below is a selection of Guy’s engagements.

Recognition

International Law Office Client Choice Award - International, USA, 2014
International Law Office Client Choice Award, Derivatives - New York, 2014, 2016, 2017

Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance (P.R.I.M.E)

Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance (P.R.I.M.E)

Empire State Counsel®

Empire State Counsel®, Pro Bono Honoree, 2014, 2016
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
JD Supra Reader Choice - Top Author, Compliance
Chambers Global, Capital Markets - USA, 2017
Chambers USA - Ranked In, 2016, 2017
Advisories
Articles
January 2016
Co-author, Questions and Answers Concerning the Final Prudential Regulator Margin Rules for Non-Cleared Swaps, Derivatives
December 2015
Co-author, New York BitLicense Regulations Virtually Certain to Significantly Impact Transactions in Virtual Currencies, Journal of Investment Compliance
Newsletters
Weekly
Author | Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest 
Presentations
March 19, 2015
Panelist | End-Users and the ISDA Resolution Stay Protocol | Current Topics for End-Users of Swaps | New York, New York
February 13, 2014
Interest Rate Derivatives in Real Estate Financing Transactions | Practicing Law Institute | New York, New York
September 1, 2012
Swap Dealer Issues Under the Microscope | Information Management Network Conference on Derivatives Trading in the Era of Dodd-Franks Title VII
September 1, 2012
Interest Rate Swaps Under Dodd-Frank: The Community Bank Perspective | Bank Seminar
May 1, 2012
Dodd-Frank Forum | Newedge Seminar
September 1, 2011
Interest Rate Swaps Under Dodd-Frank: The Community Bank Perspective | Bank Seminar

Education

  • JD, New York University School of Law
  • BA, Yale University, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Recognition

USA, 2014
Derivatives - New York, 2014, 2016, 2017

Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance (P.R.I.M.E)

Empire State Counsel®

Pro Bono Honoree, 2014, 2016
Compliance
Capital Markets - USA, 2017
2016, 2017
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Memberships

  • International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., Documentation Committee
  • Futures Industry Association, Law & Compliance Division
  • American Bar Association, Derivatives and Futures Law Committee
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Futures and Derivatives Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Derivatives and Structured Products Law Committee
  • Journal of Derivatives and Hedge Funds, Editorial Board
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