Neal Kumar is an associate in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. Neal represents financial institutions, trading companies, end-users, trade associations, and hedge and private equity funds, in a variety of regulatory, enforcement, and transactional matters involving commodities and derivatives. Chambers USA (2020) recognizes Neal as an “Associate to Watch” in the area of Capital Markets: Derivatives (National). In addition, the Futures Industry Association awarded Neal the Rising Star Award, which recognizes an up-and-comer who is positioned to be a future leader in the industry.
Prior to entering private practice, Neal served as Counsel to the Office of the General Counsel for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). While there, he had extensive involvement in the development of various rulemakings of the Dodd-Frank Act, including the joint definition of swap with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), position limits, swap reporting, and new registration requirements. Neal also coordinated with the Enforcement Division on various CFTC enforcement matters.