Press Release

Leading Equity Derivatives and Sales and Trading Lawyer Joins Morgan Lewis

January 02, 2013

NEW YORK, NY, January 2, 2013: Morgan Lewis announced today that Will Iwaschuk, a leading equity derivatives and equity sales and trading attorney, has joined the firm as a Partner in its Investment Management and Securities Industry practice, resident in the New York office.

Mr. Iwaschuk brings 10 years of experience as an equity derivatives and equity sales and trading lawyer with an in-depth understanding of equity derivatives, broker-dealer and regulatory reform issues. He most recently served as a Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Goldman, Sachs & Co., covering equities and options market making and specialists businesses, and equity derivatives sales and trading businesses. Mr. Iwaschuk played an important regulatory role at Goldman Sachs, helping it plan for and implement changes under Title VII of Dodd-Frank and the Volcker Rule globally. He was an active member of various industry committees and initiatives through the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), and represented the company before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2005, Mr. Iwaschuk was an associate in the equity derivatives group at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

"Few lawyers have worked as closely with equity derivatives trading desks, particularly in the delta-one space, as Will has, or have as much experience advising on difficult Dodd-Frank derivatives and Volcker Rule issues," noted Steven Stone, leader of Morgan Lewis's Investment Management and Securities Industry Practice. "Will has also worked closely with algorithmic market makers and liquidity providers and advised on complex issues facing high frequency trading businesses," he said. "We are very excited to have Will join our practice to help us expand our top-notch derivatives, broker-dealer and Dodd-Frank capabilities."

At Morgan Lewis, Mr. Iwaschuk joins an interdisciplinary team of more than 100 attorneys who provide a full range of legal services to clients in the financial services industry in the United States and abroad. The firm's investment management and securities industry clients include nine of the ten largest money managers, most of the largest and best known broker-dealers and investment banks, hundreds of mutual funds, venture capital, private equity, and hedge funds, banks and trust companies, insurance companies, public and private pension funds, fiduciaries and consultants, transfer agents, fund administrators, and other businesses in the financial services industry.