John P. Drohan III, Partner

JOHN P. DROHAN III, Partner. Practice areas include commodities and investment advisory law and regulation, including derivatives transactions, domestic and offshore hedge fund formation and investment due diligence. He was a partner with Drohan & Drohan LLP from 1995 until that firm’s merger into Drohan Lee in 2007. Before entering legal practice, Mr. Drohan had an 11-year institutional trading career as a senior capital markets dealer for banks including First Chicago International and Deutsche Bank. His trading experience includes major spot and forward currencies, money market instruments, options and derivatives. Mr. Drohan is a frequent speaker at hedge fund industry and academic conferences, and has published articles on financial economics, federal civil procedure and commodities regulation.

Mr. Drohan graduated from Washington University at St. Louis in 1982. He earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Investments from Baruch College in 1986, and his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 1990, where he held the position of Comments Editor with the Brooklyn Law Review.

Mr. Drohan is a member of the American Bar Association, a former-rostered arbitrator for National Futures Association, a member of the Global Regulatory working group of ACI Financial Markets Association. He has served as President of ACI Financial Markets Association, USA since 2015. He is a trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission for New York and serves on several corporate and advisory boards.

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