Neal E. Kumar

Associate

Washington
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1875 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1238
T 202 303 1143
F 202 303 2143
nkumarwillkie.com

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.

Neal advises clients on the application of regulations promulgated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the National Futures Association (NFA). He has extensive experience helping clients comply with swap dealer, futures commission merchant, designated contract market, swap execution facility, derivatives clearing organization, and end-user clients comply with all aspects of derivatives regulation, including the Dodd-Frank Act.  Neal’s practice also focuses on representing clients in government investigations by the CFTC, NFA, and the exchanges.  He is a regular speaker at derivatives industry conferences regarding regulatory and enforcement related issues.  In addition, Neal is a member of the Executive Committee of the FIA Law & Compliance Committee, and an active member of the D.C. Bar committee on Derivatives, Securitization & Project Finance.

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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 Experience

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.

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