About Carolyn H. Jackson

Carolyn Jackson helps clients solve complex cross-border issues involving the regulation of financial institutions and financial products, including derivatives. Carolyn's depth of knowledge and practical approach are shaped by her first-hand experience: she managed the New York trading desk of several investment banks and was formerly the executive director of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. Trading firms, banks, asset managers, clearing houses and trading venues rely on her to find creative-yet-sensible solutions.

Solving cross-border puzzles

Clients with international financial operations regularly face cross-border regulatory challenges. Carolyn is adept at solving these compliance puzzles, which often involve adherence to the Dodd-Frank Act, the European Market Infrastructure Regulation and other foreign financial laws. When necessary, she crafts innovative solutions by restructuring financial products or business operations or by obtaining regulatory relief.

Carolyn doesn't see most regulations as obstacles. When a US stock exchange's acquisition of a foreign clearing house created issues under Dodd-Frank, she worked with the client to restructure operations to eliminate these issues. For another foreign client concerned about the effect of Brexit on its trading business, Carolyn helped it set up new structures and compliance systems to continue its operations. She also helps clients with day-to-day compliance issues, including, for instance, creating multijurisdictional employee-training programs.

As both a New York and English qualified lawyer, Carolyn is well placed to address cross-border financial regulatory issues.

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Practice Focus

  • Financial industry regulation and compliance
  • Financial industry licensing
  • Cross-border regulatory issues
  • Regulatory reform solutions

Presentations and Events

  • Presenter
    May 15, 2019
  • 2019 Annual Conference of the ABA Section of International Law
    Speaker | Brexit or Bust: The Regulation of Legal and Financial Services under Brexit
    April 12, 2019
  • Global Investor Group Trading Amsterdam
    Speaker | Brexit: One week to go…
    March 21, 2019
  • Panelist | EU–1: Brexit’s Implications for Financial Markets
    February 4–5, 2019
  • ABA Derivatives and Futures Law Committee Winter Meeting
    Speaker | Hard Brexit: Three Major Challenges
    January 25, 2019
  • Financial Markets Law Committee High Court Judiciary Education Seminar
    Speaker | Blockchain, Bitcoin and Other Cryptoassets
    January 10, 2019
  • FOW Trading CEE 2018
    Speaker | MiFID II Nine Months On
    October 9, 2018
  • PRIME Finance New York Inaugural Conference
    Speaker | Structural Change on the Horizon: Brexit and Benchmarks
    October 4, 2018
  • Financial Markets Law Committee High Court Judiciary Education Seminar
    Speaker | Blockchain, distributed ledger technology, smart contracts and bitcoin
    June 13, 2018
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