Roger D. Blanc
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10019-6099, U.S.A.
Roger D. Blanc is of counsel in the Asset Management Group and Co-Chair of the Financial Institutions/Regulatory Practice Group of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York. Mr. Blanc has a broad practice, concentrating on general corporate and securities law. He has significant experience representing broker-dealers, investment partnerships, hedge funds, electronic trading systems, and other financial entities. He represents several domestic and offshore hedge funds and advises several major investment banking firms and multinational banks in connection with capital market transactions, including cross-border transactions. He also has an expertise in securities market regulation and SEC and NASD regulatory and enforcement matters.
Mr. Blanc represents S.A.C. Capital Advisors, LLC, which manages a $13 billion group of hedge funds, and he represents several other advisers to private investment companies. He also represents Bloomberg L.P. in its securities-related projects, among them the establishment of electronic trading systems in domestic and foreign markets.
Selected Professional and Business Activities
Mr. Blanc is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Market Regulation of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities and served as a member of the Legal Advisory Board of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.
Mr. Blanc is the author of a number of articles and a frequent lecturer at the Practising Law Institute, Securities Industry Association, and conferences on subjects related to securities regulation and the legal aspects of financial transactions.
Prior to joining Willkie in 1981, Mr. Blanc was Associate Director and Chief Counsel of the Division of Market Regulation, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.
Selected Publications and Lectures
“SEC Narrows Exceptions to Regulation SHO”, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (co-authored with Larry Bergmann and Matthew Comstock (2007)
“SEC Tightens Rule 105 of Regulation M to Protect Offering Prices”, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (co-authored with Larry Bergmann and Matthew Comstock (2007)
“Intermarket Competition and Monopoly Power in the U.S. Stock Markets”, Brooklyn J. of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law (2007)
“Special Study on Market Structure, Listing Standards and Corporate Governance”, American Bar Association, The Business Lawyer, vol. 57. No. 4, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law (Contributing Member of Special Study Group of the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities) (2002)
“New SEC Interpretation of Section 28(e) for Soft Dollars”, The Journal of Investment Compliance (2002)
“Best Execution in the New Market Environment”, Insights (2001)
“Selected Issues Related to Electronic/Internet Compliance”, American Law Institute: Broker-Dealer Regulation (2000)
“Electronic Road Shows”, Practising Law Institute (Corporate Law & Practice Course Handbook Series) (1998)
“SEC Proposes Significant Revisions to the Regulation of Securities Offerings”, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (1998)
“Regulatory Developments and Current Issues in Regulation of Trading Markets and International Dealers”, Practising Law Institute (Corporate Law & Practice Course Handbook Series) (1998)
“SEC Tightens Regulation S to Cure Flow-Back Concerns” Insights (1998)
1970, Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
1967, Yale University, B.A.
New York, 1971
- United States Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 1975