Ranked, National Tier 1: Securities/Capital Markets Law, U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2013)
Ranked, Band 2: Investment Fund Formation and Management: Mutual/Registered Funds in The U.S. Legal 500 (2013)
Ranked, Band 2: Financial Services Regulation: Broker-Dealer Regulation in Chambers USA (2013)
Ranked, Band 3: Investment Funds: Registered Funds in Chambers USA (2013)
honors + affiliations
Noted in The Legal 500 for Mutual/Registered Funds and Structured Finance (2014)
Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2007–2012)
Member, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Working Group on Financial Markets
Board Member, The Ark
Former Member, Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade Business Conduct and Probable Cause Committees
Program Chair, American Bar Association, Futures and Derivatives Law Committee Winter Meeting (2005)
Former Chair, Chicago Bar Association, Futures and Derivatives Law Committee
Former Member, Executive Committee of the Futures Industry Association Law and Compliance Division
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
77 West Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601-5094
United States of America
Michael M. Philipp is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Investment Management and Securities Industry Practice. Mr. Philipp represents financial services clients in futures and securities transactions and in derivatives regulation, legislation, compliance, and enforcement matters.
Mr. Philipp serves as counsel to domestic and foreign exchanges and clearing organizations, banks, investment managers, brokerage firms, and end-users in connection with exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivative instruments. He has represented foreign exchanges and clearing houses in their U.S. offerings of futures and equity options products and derivatives clearing activities.
Mr. Philipp provides advice regarding a broad range of Dodd Frank and CFTC registration related issues, including swap clearing, registration of SEFs and SDRs, retail and ECP FX transactions, ISDA DF Protocol, swap reporting, and CPO and CTA registration. He also provides assistance to firms in negotiating bi-lateral and cleared swap documentation.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Philipp was a partner at an international law firm, resident in Chicago. He was also previously an in-house attorney for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where he served as counsel to the Exchange's regulatory trade practice, compliance, and arbitration committees.
Mr. Philipp received his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1992 and his B.A., with honors, in Near Eastern languages and civilizations from the University of Chicago in 1981.
Mr. Philipp is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
- DePaul University College of Law, 1992, J.D.
- University of Chicago, 1981, B.A., With Honors