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(NEW YORK) Katten announced today that Ilene Froom has joined
the firm’s Financial Markets and Funds (FMF) practice as a
partner in New York. Froom’s deep knowledge of both buy-side
and sell-side client needs in the derivatives space among a host of
other highly sought legal skills widen Katten’s capabilities in
these areas, further elevating FMF, an award-winning, longstanding
leader in the financial services industry.
Froom previously was a partner at two other AmLaw 100 firms and
before that was in-house counsel for more than eight years at
JPMorgan Chase Bank.
“Ilene clearly is an exceptional attorney with deep
understanding of derivatives and other key aspects of financial
services along with relevant laws and regulations. This substantial
experience will greatly benefit our worldwide client base,”
said Lance Zinman, Global Chair of Katten’s FMF group.
“She is well-versed, well-regarded and a fantastic addition to
Froom regularly advises a varied set of clients, including hedge
funds, asset managers and large banks on derivatives and other
trades and related structural, regulatory and documentation
matters. She covers a wide range of asset classes and agreements,
including equity derivatives, fixed-income and foreign exchange
products, prime brokerage, repurchase and securities forward
transactions, regulatory initial margin (IM) and variation margin
(VM) credit support annexes (CSAs) and account control agreements.
Froom also advises clients on LIBOR transition and using SOFR and
other alternative rates in loans, derivatives and other
Froom has lectured on derivatives and presented at conferences
for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and
the New York City Bar and Practicing Law Institute (PLI) among
others. She is a member of various trade organizations and is the
current chairperson of the New York State Bar Association’s
Derivatives & Structured Products Law Committee.
Froom will work closely with Katten’s futures and
derivatives attorneys, who represent a wide range of clients
(dealers, end users, proprietary traders, brokers, advisors,
exchanges and clearing organizations) on an equally wide range of
commercial transactions (futures, structured products, and cleared
and over-the-counter swaps) encompassing many different asset
classes (interest rates, credit, commodities, securities and
foreign exchange). This breadth of the practice gives it a valuable
perspective on issues and a basis for creative problem solving.
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