Carolyn Jackson is a partner in Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP and is a Registered Foreign Lawyer. She provides US financial regulatory legal advice to a broad range of market participants, including commercial banks, investment banks, investment managers, broker-dealers, electronic trading platforms, clearinghouses, trade associations and over-the-counter derivatives service providers.
Carolyn guides clients in the structuring and offering of complex securities, commodities and derivatives transactions and in complying with US securities and commodities laws and regulations. She is adept at addressing US registration issues for non-US entities looking to transact business into the US, including clearing organizations and exchanges as well as asset managers and swap dealers. Having practiced outside of the United States for her entire legal career, she is particularly well-versed in the cross-border effects of US regulations including the Dodd-Frank Act. She is a frequent speaker on topics including OTC derivatives regulatory reform and investment management regulation.
Prior to joining Katten, Carolyn was the European head of Allen & Overy LLP’s US Regulatory Practice. Before becoming a lawyer, Carolyn was the executive director and a board member of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA). Carolyn spent the first 13 years of her career as a derivatives trader and was part of the original swaps team at Chase Manhattan Bank, NA. She established the New York derivatives trading desk for Banque Nationale de Paris, and was the first vice president and manager of the Banque Indosuez International Capital Markets Group in New York.