Mr. Mathews, a partner in Orrick’s New York office, serves as Global Co-Head of
the Derivatives group. He is also a member of the Structured Finance, Banking
and Finance, and Energy and Infrastructure groups.
His practice focuses on representing financial institutions, governmental and
regulated entities, hedge funds and corporate end-users in structuring and
negotiating a broad range of fixed income, foreign exchange, commodity, energy
and credit derivative products. Among other things, he has successfully
negotiated numerous domestic and cross-border hedging transactions relating to
leveraged loans and infrastructure transactions. In addition, Mr. Mathews has
significant experience in foreign exchange and fixed income prime brokerage
issues, as well as various structured products. He also regularly advises
clients on derivatives regulation, including rules relating to the central
clearing, exchange trading, reporting, recordkeeping and other requirements of
the Dodd-Frank legislation, as well as the negotiation of related
Mr. Mathews is lead editor of Orrick’s publication, Derivatives in Review, which periodically
highlights important legal, regulatory and other newsworthy developments in the
area of derivatives. He has also published articles in several journals,
including on rating agency hedge criteria in connection with structured finance
Before joining Orrick, Mr. Mathews was vice president and assistant general
counsel at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and director and counsel at UBS AG. He also
served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nicholas Tsoucalas of the United States
Court of International Trade.
From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Mathews held a commission as a Captain in the United
States Army Reserve, where he was qualified to practice as a Judge Advocate. A
veteran of both Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, he served as an
Operational and Administrative Law attorney in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.
On July 25th, 2018, CFTC Chairman Giancarlo addressed the House Committee on Agriculture regarding the agency’s priorities and recent work. A significant portion of his testimony focused on the CFTC’s oversight of fintech and cryptocurrencies.
Learn about the CFTC’s regulatory approach to cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology in this recent derivatives post.