Michael S Sackheim is senior counsel in Sidley Austin LLP’s New York office in the securities enforcement and regulatory group. Michael is a former assistant district attorney in Manhattan and senior trial attorney for the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). His practice concentrates on commodities and derivatives regulation and enforcement, with a focus on matters involving the CFTC and the National Futures Association. Michael is a former chair of the New York City Bar’s Derivatives Regulation Committee and the American Bar Association Business Section’s International Securities Regulation Subcommittee. He is the managing editor of the Futures and Derivatives Law Report, and a frequent author and lecturer on legal ethics for financial industry lawyers.
The Virtual Currency Regulation Review is a country-by-country guide to recent legal and regulatory changes and developments in the field of virtual currencies, which also looks forward to expected global trends in the area. It provides a practical analysis of developing regulatory initiatives aimed at fostering innovation, while at the same time protecting the public and mitigating systemic risk concerning trading and transacting in virtual currencies.