Kenneth Raisler is head of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Commodities, Futures and Derivatives Group. The Group is responsible for a full range of regulatory, transactional and litigation advice in the commodities, securities and banking areas to its brokerage, investment banking, banking and commercial clients. Mr. Raisler was an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia from 1977 to 1982 in the Criminal and Civil Divisions. He then joined the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as deputy general counsel and was the general counsel of the Commission from 1983 to 1987.
Mr. Raisler was the chairman of the New York City Bar Committee on Futures Regulation from 1988 to 1991. He currently is Vice Chair of the ABA Derivatives and Futures Law Committee. He was a member of the Working Group of The Group of Thirty Derivatives Project. Since 1992, he has been a member of the board of directors of the Futures Industry Association. He also is a member of the board of directors of the Managed Funds Association. Mr. Raisler is a member of the board of trustees of NYU School of Law and chair of the board’s Development Committee. He is an associate national commissioner of the Anti-Defamation League and the recipient of the 2008 Human Relations Award from ADL’s New York Lawyers’ Division. He also serves on the board of advisors of Teaching Firms of America – Professional Preparatory Charter School.
Mr. Raisler received his BS from Yale University and his JD from New York University School of Law. Chairman of The Way to Work Board, he joined the Fedcap Board in 2011.