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Gene Stroz

Special Counsel

Gene focuses on funds, investment banks, corporations and other financial market participants on a full range of legal and documentation matters related to the structuring and documentation of various derivative, prime brokerage and other structured product transactions across all major asset classes.

Gene has notable expertise in negotiating trading and clearing documentation, including those in respect of prime brokerage arrangements and related products and issues (margin lockups, fixed income clearing, arranged financing, cross-margining, custody and rehypothecation), OTC derivatives, exchange-traded derivatives, securities lending, agency lending and digital assets. Gene also advises market participants with respect to regulatory developments and implementation in respect of derivatives and other financial products.

Gene has extensive experience over his 20+ years as an attorney. He provides a unique perspective to clients, having spent significant time both in private practice and as in-house counsel with several investment banks.

Prior to joining the firm in early 2022, Gene spent five years as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and then served in various roles as internal counsel to investment banks such as Bear Stearns, JPMorgan, Societe Generale and Credit Suisse.



Representative matters

Various hedge funds regarding ongoing derivatives and prime brokerage transactional and regulatory matters.

A large hedge fund client in negotiating of a full suite of trading, clearing and tri-party documentation with almost a dozen counterparties as part of a fund launch.

A major financial institution in connection with a defaulting counterparty under an ISDA agreement in respect of complicated European-style intercreditor arrangements.

A major financial institution in respect of becoming a Sponsoring Member under FICC's sponsored repo product and in respect of sponsored repo negotiations with its counterparties.

Published Work

  • Published Note in Rutgers Law Review: "Public Ownership of Sports Franchises: Investment, Novelty or Fraud?"



Attorney-at-Law, New York


Rutgers School of Law J.D., High Honors

Order of the Coif Rutgers Law Review, Managing Editor

Villanova University B.A.

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.