Nihal Patel is an Associate in the Financial Services Group at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. He counsels both financial institutions and “buy-side” market participants on a variety of regulatory and compliance issues relating to securities and derivatives trading. This includes, inter alia, advice as to numerous aspects of broker-dealer regulation and swap regulatory issues arising under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act. He has also been a speaker on these and related topics at industry conferences in the United States and abroad. Nihal is a contributor to the chapters on trading and dealings with customers in Lofchie’s Guide to Broker-Dealer Regulation and the swap definition, margin, and employees chapters of Lofchie’s Guide to CPO/CTA Regulation. He earned his B.A. from Northwestern University and his J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law, where he served on the board of the Northwestern University Law Review.