Conrad G. Bahlke
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York
Conrad G. Bahlke is a partner in Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ Structured Finance and Derivatives Group. He represents banks, corporations, 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 commodities transactions, including credit, equity, commodity, energy and weather derivatives, structured notes, synthetic collateralized debt obligations, and interest-rate and currency products. Mr. Bahlke also advises clients on related financial services regulatory matters. He represents clients before banking and commodities regulatory agencies and exchanges on acquisitions, regulatory audit, registration, risk management and compliance matters. He has advised on litigation, and has mediated disputes, related to derivatives, and has represented clients on significant derivatives-related matters in bankruptcy. Mr. Bahlke is a frequent speaker and writer on derivatives, commodities and banking topics. He appeared before the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets to discuss issues that the volatility experienced by capital markets in autumn 1998 raised for the derivatives market. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Futures and Derivatives Instruments, co-chairs the ABA’s Subcommittee on Bank Participation in the Futures Markets, is a member of the Committee on Futures Regulation of the New York City Bar Association and chairs that Committee’s Subcommittee on Over-the-Counter Derivatives. He is a member of the Board of Editors of the Futures and Derivatives Law Report. Mr. Bahlke is listed as a Leading Lawyer for Capital Markets: Derivatives in Chambers USA and Chambers Global. Mr. Bahlke received his undergraduate degree, with high honors, from Oberlin College in 1980, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1984. He has held prior position with the Federal Reserve Board and the Chicago Board of Trade. Mr. Bahlke received the 2007 National Public Service Award of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section for his pro bono work with the United Nations World Food Programme on the world’s first humanitarian relief-related weather derivatives transaction.