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Quantitative and Algorithmic Trading

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Overview

Our Clients

Katten is a leading advisor to hedge funds and asset managers, proprietary trading firms and other buy-side and sell-side entities that deploy quantitative and algorithmic trading strategies. With a strong presence in key financial centers, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London and Shanghai, we represent domestic and offshore hedge funds and most of the major proprietary trading firms in the industry.

Our Services

Our Quantitative and Algorithmic Trading team has been at the forefront of this industry since its inception. We guide clients that use quantitative and algorithmic methods through the full scope of issues vital to their business, including corporate and transactional, regulatory and compliance, litigation and enforcement, tax, technology and cybersecurity, and employment, among others. Our ability to provide this integrated, 360-degree counsel, combined with our depth of knowledge gained by working with industry participants for decades, allows us to develop comprehensive and commercially practical solutions for our clients and to recognize and resolve issues before they become problems.

We understand the shifting elements of this continually evolving industry, including the multitude of new and proposed regulations in the United States, European Union and elsewhere, the competition for innovative technology and talent, the importance of IP protection and data security measures, and the effects of trading errors and system malfunctions. A key differentiator of our multidisciplinary practice is our ability to serve as a one-stop resource for clients navigating through the full breadth of areas uniquely related to the deployment of these strategies.

Our roots in Chicago and experience counseling the proprietary trading industry since its advent have provided us with significant experience on all matters related to volatility, quantitative, algorithmic, black box, grey box and other emerging trading strategies involving the use of securities, futures, options and other derivatives. We also have significant experience in microwave and dark fiber technology. Our counsel is informed by the team's collective experience as former regulators, including attorneys who have held senior positions within the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ), and senior in-house counsel at global Wall Street firms and the major US exchanges.

Additionally, Katten's US attorneys and those in the United Kingdom advise hedge funds and proprietary trading firms on establishing trading offices around the globe, including structuring operations, navigating tax regimes, obtaining the requisite licenses, and addressing our clients' intellectual property and technology-related needs abroad.

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Quantitative and Algorithmic Trading

Recognition

Legal 500 US – Financial Services: Litigation
Financial Services: Litigation, 2016–2018

HFM European Hedge Fund Services Award

"Best Onshore Law Firm – Client Service" 2015
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Derivatives and Futures Law (National)
Derivatives and Futures Law (National), 2016–2019
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law (National)
Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law (National), 2016–2019
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Derivatives and Futures Law (Chicago)
Derivatives and Futures Law (Chicago), 2016–2019
Legal 500 UK – Corporate and Commercial – Financial Services (Non–Contentious/Regulatory)
Corporate and Commercial – Financial Services (Non-Contentious/Regulatory), 2015–2017
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law (Chicago)
Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law (Chicago), 2016–2019
Chambers Global – Capital Markets: Derivatives (USA)
Capital Markets: Derivatives (USA), 2015–2018
Chambers USA – Capital Markets: Derivatives (Nationwide)
Capital Markets: Derivatives (Nationwide), 2015–2018
Legal 500 US – Alternative/Hedge Funds
Alternative/Hedge Funds, 2015–2018
Legal 500 UK - Corporate and Commercial – Investment Funds – Private Funds
Corporate and Commercial – Investment Funds – Private Funds, 2015
Legal 500 UK – Finance – Derivatives and Structured Products
Finance – Derivatives and Structured Products, 2016–2017
Legal 500 UK - Corporate and Commercial – Investment Funds – Hedge Funds
Corporate and Commercial – Investment Funds – Hedge Funds, 2015
Chambers USA – Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (Nationwide)
Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (Nationwide), 2016–2018

BTI Litigation Outlook 2018

Securities and Finance Litigation Honor Roll
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law (New York City)
Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law (New York City), 2019
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Recognition

Financial Services: Litigation, 2016–2018

HFM European Hedge Fund Services Award

"Best Onshore Law Firm – Client Service" 2015
Derivatives and Futures Law (National), 2016–2019
Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law (National), 2016–2019
Derivatives and Futures Law (Chicago), 2016–2019
Corporate and Commercial – Financial Services (Non-Contentious/Regulatory), 2015–2017
Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law (Chicago), 2016–2019
Capital Markets: Derivatives (USA), 2015–2018
Capital Markets: Derivatives (Nationwide), 2015–2018
Alternative/Hedge Funds, 2015–2018
Corporate and Commercial – Investment Funds – Private Funds, 2015
Finance – Derivatives and Structured Products, 2016–2017
Corporate and Commercial – Investment Funds – Hedge Funds, 2015
Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (Nationwide), 2016–2018

BTI Litigation Outlook 2018

Securities and Finance Litigation Honor Roll
Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law (New York City), 2019
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