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Conrad Bahlke
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Conrad G. Bahlke serves as Co-Chair of the Willkie Digital Works practice and practices in the areas of derivative transactions, commodities regulation and banking regulation. He represents banks, corporations, governmental organizations, investment funds (including private equity funds, hedge funds and mutual funds), sovereign nations, central banks, pension plans and individuals in structuring and entering into a broad variety of derivative instruments and commodity transactions, including equity, credit, commodity, energy, weather, interest rate and currency derivatives. 


Mr. Bahlke also advises on related financial services regulatory matters. He represents clients before banking and commodities regulatory agencies, self-regulatory organizations, exchanges and clearinghouses with respect to acquisitions, regulatory audit, registration, risk management and compliance matters. He has also advised on litigation and mediated disputes related to derivatives, and has represented clients on significant derivatives-related matters in bankruptcy. 


Mr. Bahlke has recently been advising clients on a wide variety of matters raised by the Dodd-Frank Act and related derivatives, commodities, securities and banking regulations, and by evolving financial technology including cryptocurrency and its derivatives, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and distributed ledger technology. 


Mr. Bahlke has held prior positions with the Federal Reserve Board and with the Division of Economic Analysis and Planning of the Chicago Board of Trade. He is a frequent speaker and writer on derivatives, commodities and banking topics. 

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