Vivek Jain is an Executive Vice President and General Counsel at IGI. He has over 20 years of experience advising clients and making Federal policy on financial services, capital markets, derivatives, and most recently the regulation of the digital economy (blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, digital assets).
Vivek worked for five years at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in both the Office of General Counsel and in the Office of International Affairs implementing the Dodd-Frank Act regulating derivatives following the 2007-2008 financial crisis. Before joining the CFTC, Vivek spent three years as counsel at WilmerHale LLP in Washington, DC representing hedge funds, corporations, public and private financial institutions in complex derivatives transactions. Prior to WilmerHale, Vivek was an associate in the International Capital Markets practice with Allen & Overy in London where he specialized in cross-border transactions, derivatives, and structured finance.
Vivek graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and History and received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2001 where he was a member of the Chicago Journal of International Law.