Ananda Radhakrishnan, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Ananda Radhakrishnan joined Norton Rose Fulbright's Washington, DC office in 2014 after serving the previous 12 years at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Most recently, he was Director of the Division of Clearing and Risk. Previously, he served as the Director of the former Division of Clearing and Intermediary Oversight.
Radhakrishnan focuses his practice on all matters relating to commodities and derivatives law and regulations. He has extensive knowledge of the industry and in-depth understanding of the Commodity Exchange and Dodd-Frank Acts and CFTC regulations. He can help clients analyze commodities and derivatives issues as they pertain to regulatory, compliance and risk management matters. He has testified twice before the United States Congress on clearing related matters and has made numerous presentations to foreign regulatory authorities and industry panel discussions on the CFTC's program for the oversight of clearing organizations and the protection of customer funds.
He was instrumental in implementing key provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Specifically, Radhakrishnan supervised the drafting of the statutory provisions that contain the core principles for DCOs, the regulations implementing the core principles, the clearing determinations issued by the CFTC, the regulations governing clearing member risk management, the regulations governing the investment of customer funds, the regulations mandating the straight-through-processing of swaps executed on futures exchanges and swap execution facilities, and the regulations enhancing the protection of customer funds.