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Jonathan Flynn

Senior Counsel

Washington, D.C.

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Jonathan Flynn

Senior Counsel

Washington, D.C.

Jonathan Flynn focuses his practice on commodities, securities, derivatives and related regulatory and litigation matters. He represents a wide range of participants in the physical commodity and financial markets, including investment banks, major commodity merchants and trading houses, hedge funds and other asset managers, market intermediaries, and industry trade associations, on a broad range of regulatory issues involving the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the National Futures Association (NFA), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Jon also represents companies and individuals in government investigations by the government regulators and the U.S. Department of Justice related to manipulation, fraud, price reporting and commodity indexes, supervisory controls, position limits, and other prohibited trade practices.

Jon has extensive experience with administrative rulemaking and the legislative process.  He lobbied successfully on behalf of industry trade associations and individual market participants for amendments to the Dodd-Frank Act prior to enactment.  He continues to represent clients in agency rulemakings, and counsels clients regularly on compliance and implementation issues related to new CFTC and SEC regulations. 

Prior to returning to private practice, in 2012 and 2013, Jon served as a policy advisor on derivatives at the SEC. During this time, he represented SEC staff in various international working groups, including IOSCO’s Task Force on OTC Derivatives and the Financial Stability Board’s OTC Derivatives Working Group, and coordinated with other U.S. financial regulators, including the CFTC, Treasury, Federal Reserve Board, and Federal Reserve Bank of New York on policy issues related to implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Jon also worked extensively on the SEC’s proposed rule on cross-border security-based swap activities and international efforts to develop a harmonized approach to the cross-border regulation of derivatives.

News & insights

Strings of code

Publications: 26 NOVEMBER 2021

Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) publishes draft regulations for network data security management

On 14 November 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) published a consultation draft of the Regulations on Network Data Security Management (Network Data Security Regulations) for public…

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Publications: 25 NOVEMBER 2021

The new coalition agreement in Germany is in place - What are the likely effects for the real estate industry?

The 177-page coalition agreement of the three parties set to form the new government in Germany provides for numerous innovations in the German real estate sector. In future, building and housing is…

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Publications: 26 OCTOBER 2020

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issues final position limits rule

On October 15, 2020, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC” or “Commission”) voted to approve a final rule on position limits for commodity derivatives (“Final Rule”).

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Allen & Overy’s Fintech group returns as contributing editor to the second edition of Global Legal Insights Guide to: Fintech 2020

Publications: 27 AUGUST 2020

Allen & Overy’s Fintech group returns as contributing editor to the second edition of Global Legal Insights Guide to: Fintech 2020

For the second consecutive year, Allen & Overy is featured as Contributing Editor of the second edition of Global Legal Insights GLI Guide to: Fintech 2020. As part of our role as Contributing Editor,…

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Office

Washington, D.C.

Allen & Overy LLP
1101 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
20005

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Qualifications

Professional

District of Columbia

Massachusetts

Academic

J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center

B.A., Dartmouth College

Published work

“Inside the New Forex Market Code of Conduct,” Law360 (June 9, 2016), with Anthony Mansfield, Gregory Mocek, and Jorge Pesok

“Regulators are Widening the Spoofing Net,” Law360 (May 26, 2016), with Anthony Mansfield, Paul Pantano, and Gregory Mocek

“Compliance Departments Must Continue to Evolve as Regulators Refine Their Approach to Spoofing,” The National Law Review (May 5, 2016), with Anthony Mansfield, Paul Pantano, and Gregory Mocek

“Spoofing – A New Amorphous Crime With Domestic and International Implications for Traders,” Commodities Now Magazine (Feb. 2016), with Gregory Mocek

“Building the House Before the Foundation,” Energy Metro Desk (Feb. 21, 2011), with Gregory Mocek and Benjamin Chesson