Katherine Dobson focuses her practice on the application of derivatives in trading, legal, and regulatory issues. She represents hedge funds, investment advisors, mutual funds, endowments and other market participants in complex cross-border and US futures, derivatives, prime brokerage, custodial, and commodities transactions.
Katherine has experience with International Swaps and Derivatives Association Master Agreements (ISDAs), Prime Brokerage Agreements, Master Repurchase Agreements (MRAs), Master Securities Loan Agreements (MSLAs), and Master Securities Forward Transaction Agreements (MSFTAs), as well as clearing, custody, options and futures account agreements, and related trading documentation. She also advises financial firms and other market participants on US and cross-border regulatory issues, including registration and exemption requirements with the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and requirements of the Dodd-Frank Act provisions applicable to derivatives transactions.
Katherine spent time on secondment at the general counsel division of Credit Suisse, where she negotiated sophisticated derivative transactions. Katherine also worked as a law clerk for the US Securities and Exchange Commission, researching regulatory and securities fraud issues.
University of Connecticut School of Law, 2008, Juris Doctor
University of Vermont, 2005, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Women in Derivatives (WIND)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)