Geoffrey  Goldman

Geoffrey Goldman


Geoffrey regularly advises derivatives clearinghouses, trading facilities, trade repositories and other infrastructure providers on market structure, development of rules and documentation and commodities, securities and other regulatory issues. He also has extensive experience structuring and documenting over-the-counter derivatives transactions of all types, particularly credit and equity derivatives.
Geoffrey also has broad experience representing issuers, underwriters and users of structured products and structured transactions, including credit and commodity linked securities and synthetic and cash-flow collateralized debt obligation transactions. He regularly advises market participants with respect to commodities, securities and other regulatory issues related to derivatives and other financial products (including implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and other regulatory reforms). He has also advised clients on structuring public and private commodity pools.


Representative matters

IntercontinentalExchange in a wide range of matters, including ongoing development of its ICE Clear Credit, ICE Clear Europe and ICE Clear US clearinghouses for credit default swaps and other products, resolution and recovery planning for clearinghouses, development of segregation models, client clearing solutions and bankruptcy remote structures, new product and rulebook development, U.S. and EU regulatory “equivalence” and other cross-border regulatory issues, and SEC and CFTC regulatory matters.

CVS Health in its $10.6 billion acquisition of Oak Street Health.

A non-U.S. financial institution in development of a program for financing of trade receivables through participations, derivatives and structured notes.

U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions in structured sovereign repo transactions and related hedging activities.

A U.S. financial institution in the synthetic securitization of housing loans.

U.S. and non-U.S. corporate issuers in connection with equity derivative transactions, including monetization and financing transactions and stock buyback transactions.

U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions in connection with U.S. regulatory reform affecting derivatives and structured products, including compliance with Dodd-Frank Act requirements.

U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions in connection with derivatives transaction close-out and counterparty risk management for derivatives transactions, including in connection with insolvency and resolution matters.

FX trading platform in connection with the implementation of CFTC retail foreign exchange dealer requirements.

Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation in connection with the development of its derivatives processing services and infrastructure, including development of its Trade Information Warehouse.

Pro bono

Center for New York City Neighborhoods, Inc. on regulatory requirements in connection with its residential mortgage lending licenses and reporting, in addition to its structuring of a new mortgage product

Published Work

  • Geoffrey Goldman, Co-author (2016) “Derivatives Markets: The New Regulatory Paradigm”, London: Risk Books

Speaking Engagements

  • Geoffrey is a regular speaker on derivatives topics at Practising Law Institute, International Swaps and Derivatives Association, ABA, New York City bar and Futures Industry Association and other industry association conferences and events.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Derivatives and Futures Law Committee Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Futures and Derivatives Regulation
He has an excellent reputation and I think highly of him.” “He’s really helpful and his advice is solid.
Chambers Global, 2023
He is a very strong lawyer.
Chambers USA, 2023


  • Band 1, Derivatives: Mainly Regulatory, Chambers USA, 2023
  • Highly ranked lawyer, Chambers USA and Chambers Global, 2023
  • Recommended lawyer, Legal 500, 2023



New York State (Third Dept)-NY-State - Bar Admitted, 1997


Bachelor of Arts, Stanford University, 1993
J.D., Columbia University, 1996
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.