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Richard T. Reibman

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Richard's practice is concentrated within the areas of commodity futures regulation, broker-dealer regulation, investment management, and creditors' rights and bankruptcy law.  His practice in financial services includes representation of futures commission merchants, proprietary trading groups, introducing brokers, trade execution firms, commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators and exchange members.  On the securities side, Richard advises broker-dealers, investment advisors, hedge fund managers and individual registrants.  He advises clients on OTC Forex and other swap issues and documentation.  He has successfully represented clients on numerous occasions before NFA, FINRA, CFTC, SEC, and various futures and securities exchanges.  He represents registered and unregistered fund managers in the formation and operation of private investment funds, onshore and offshore, concentrating in the trading of securities, futures, options and related cash products.

Richard's creditors' rights and insolvency practice includes the representation of banks and other secured creditors, trade creditors, debtors, bankruptcy trustees, assignees, and landlords in a wide variety of issues, both in and out of bankruptcy court, including loan workouts and restructurings, Chapter 11 reorganization, Chapter 7 liquidations, and assignments for the benefit of creditors.  On numerous occasions, he has handled the prosecution of defense of avoidance actions, such as those involving fraudulent transfers and preferential transfers.

Since 1995, Richard has been an active member of the adjunct faculty of IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he regularly teaches courses in financial services regulation and in creditors' rights and bankruptcy law.  He was formerly the law clerk for the Honorable Marvin E. Aspen and served as assistant editor of Police Law Quarterly.

Listed in "Illinois Super Lawyers" (2007, 2014)
Board Member, IIT/Chicago-Kent Compliance Advisory Board
5th Annual Conference on Futures & Derivatives, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law (Organizer and Chairman), 6 hr. CLE Program (October 25, 2013)
Legal Ethics: General Counsel vs. Chief Compliance Officer, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law (October 25, 2013)
Chicago Bar Association Program on Financial Derivative Reform: "Exchange Enforcement Actions" (June 14, 2013)
4th Annual Conference on Futures & Derivatives, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law (Organizer and Chairman), 6 hr. CLE Program (October 19, 2012)
Legal Ethics: Ethical Boundaries for Zealous Lawyers, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law (October 19, 2012)
The Changing Regulatory Landscape Webinar, Markets Media (November 3, 2011)
Legal Ethics: Limits on Lawyering, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law (October 21, 2011)
What's Going on Around Town in Futures and Derivatives, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law (Organizer and Chairman), 6 hr. CLE Program (October 21, 2011)
Compliance Roundtable: Hot Issues in Financial Institutions, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law (October 10, 2011)
Chicago Trading & Investing Summit 2011, Presented by Markets Media, LLC (October 6, 2011)
Current Issues Around Town in Futures and Derivatives, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law (Organizer and Chairman) 6-hour CLE Program (October 22, 2010)
Legal Ethics: New Illinois Rules of Professional Responsibility and Potential Ethical Traps IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law (Organizer and Chairman), 6 hr. CLE Program (October 22, 2010)
Risk Management, CTA 2010: Managed Futures and Commodities Investing, Presented by Reuters Hedgeworld (Panel Moderator) (June 2, 2010)
Ethical Concerns in a Regulatory Enforcement Case, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law (October 2, 2009)
Current Issues in Financial Services Law, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law (Organizer and Chairman) 6-hour CLE Program (October 2, 2009)
Exemptions for CPOs and CTAs, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (November 16, 2007)
Alternatives to Bankruptcy, Illinois CPA Society (July 13, 2006)
Trading Arcades, Chicago Bar Association's Futures & Derivatives Law Committee (April 25, 2006)
Potential Regulatory Gaps in Energy Trading, (Co-Author) Law360 (March 27, 2009)
Understanding Basic Asset Protection Principles, The Intelligent Guide to Your Financial Future (2005)
Limited Liability Companies and the Bankruptcy Code, (Co-Author) Taxes Magazine (October 1996, reprinted LLC Advisors Oct. 30, 1996)
Richard T. Reibman
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D., with high honors
New College of Florida
B.A.
Thompson Coburn LLP
Partner (2012-present)
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Adj. Professor of Law (1995-present)
Illinois (1978)
Georgia (1979)