NATE HOWELL is a partner in Sidley’s Chicago office in the Investment Funds practice group. He also serves as a member of Sidley’s End-User Derivatives team and the Securities Enforcement and Regulatory practice group.
Nate’s practice focuses on futures and derivatives regulation, transactions, and compliance, with a core focus on Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and Dodd-Frank Act matters.
Nate’s clients include clearing organizations, derivatives exchanges and other trading facilities, self-regulatory organizations, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors, futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, swap dealers, banks, hedge funds, and commercial end-users of derivatives including manufacturing and energy companies. He also advises a number of non-U.S. financial institutions on the cross-border aspects of U.S. derivatives regulations.
Sidley’s award-winning Investment Funds group provides top-tier service to all aspects of the private funds industry. Chambers USA awarded the group top band rankings in Hedge Funds every year since 2008. Sidley has also been named “Law Firm of the Year” in Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law in U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2022 “Best Law Firms.”