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Nicole Simon and Geena Marzouca Participate in American Bar Association’s Derivatives & Futures Law Winter Meeting

February 08, 2023
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon is pleased to announce that Partner Nicole Simon and Geena Marzouca participated in the American Bar Association’s Derivatives & Futures Law Committee Winter Meeting, which took place in Hilton Head, South Carolina, on Feb. 4.

Ms. Simon served as a speaker on the “Ethics in Derivatives and Futures Law” panel, discussing ethical issues related to hot topics in 2023 from the perspective of attorneys working in-house or representing participants in the futures and derivatives markets, particularly when dealing with novel products like derivatives tied to cryptocurrencies.

Ms. Simon is the chair of the firm’s alternative funds practice group, a founding member of the firm’s derivatives and commodities practice group and an active member of the investment management group. She counsels a diverse set of clients in the asset management industry on the broad scope of traditional and novel regulatory issues and practical considerations relevant to their initial formation and continued operations. She advises investment advisers, registered investment companies, private funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs), business development companies (BDCs) and their boards of trustees/directors on the application and interpretation of the federal securities and commodities laws, often with respect to alternative strategies in the retail fund context and the use of derivatives.

Ms. Marzouca assists in advising investment management clients on a wide range of legal, regulatory and transactional matters. She has experience drafting and reviewing registration statements and regulatory filings and researching various issues arising under the federal securities and commodities laws. 

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Counseling clients since 1926, Stradley Ronon has helped private and public companies – from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations – achieve their goals by providing pragmatic, value-driven legal counsel. With offices in eight strategic locations, our responsive team of more than 200 attorneys seamlessly addresses the full spectrum of our clients’ needs, ranging from sophisticated corporate transactions to complex commercial litigation.

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