Skadden Expands Financial Services Regulation Capabilities as Mark Young Joins Firm

Skadden, Arps is pleased to announce that Mark D. Young, a leading financial services regulation attorney with significant experience representing clients before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, has joined the firm as a partner in our Washington, D.C. office.

Mr. Young has more than three decades of experience in financial services regulation, legislative advocacy, and business and transactional counseling in the derivatives arena. He has represented exchanges, innovative trading platforms, brokerage and asset management firms as well as pension funds and corporations before the CFTC, Securities and Exchange Commission, federal banking and other agencies. Mr. Young, who is a former CFTC assistant general counsel, has handled landmark appeals in the area of CFTC-SEC jurisdiction and has a strong background in legislative issues addressing financial regulatory reform. On behalf of his broad client base, he played a key role in the development of federal regulatory policy on financial derivatives under the Dodd-Frank Act and will be active on behalf of our clients as those agencies develop the numerous new regulations required by the Act. Mr. Young also will advise clients on strategies for compliance with Dodd-Frank.

He joins Skadden from the Washington, D.C. office of another global law firm, where he was a partner in its derivatives practice.