Jones Day sponsors “Women in Derivatives” Conference

Jones Day sponsors “Women in Derivatives” Conference
October 28, 2010

Millennium Hudson Theatre
145 W. 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

Women in Derivatives, an industry trade group for senior women from the leading financial institutions on Wall Street, held its second panel discussion of 2010 on Thursday, October 28, 2010. The event, entitled, “Is Innovation in the Credit Markets Over? A Discussion of How the Answer Affects U.S. Economic Growth” was sponsored by global law firm Jones Day. Jones Day’s Aviva Warter Sisitsky, a partner in its Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation Practice, moderated the event, which drew 125 attendees.

“Jones Day was very honored to have the opportunity to sponsor this Women in Derivatives event and participate in the ongoing discussion about the future of the derivatives markets,” said Ms. Sisitsky. “Jones Day has been closely tracking recent reform measures and providing guidance to clients in respect of such measures and related developments.”

The program covered wide-ranging topics, including the state of the credit markets, effects of regulatory changes, innovation in derivatives markets and the potential effects that regulatory changes and innovation may have on the U.S. economy.

“Without healthy and vibrant credit markets, the U.S. economy will have a difficult time recovering from the recession. Recent legislative and regulatory actions, together with the cultural and economic fallout from the financial crisis, have resulted in significant changes in many parts of these markets. This panel discussion provided an opportunity to step back and assess how these various factors have changed the marketplace and what those changes may mean for the future of the markets,” said Jones Day’s Tracy Oley, partner in the Banking & Finance Practice. Ms. Oley helped shape the panel discussion on these important topics.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,400 lawyers, including over 400 in Europe and 200 in Asia, located in 32 centers of business and finance throughout the world. Ranked among the world’s best and most integrated law firms, and perennially ranked among the best in client service, Jones Day acts as principal outside counsel to, or provides significant legal representation for, more than half of the Fortune Global 500 companies.

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