Todd R. Kornfeld is of counsel in the Financial Services Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the New York office. Mr. Kornfeld concentrates his practice in securities and derivatives law and related regulatory matters. He represents investment advisers with respect to fund formation, trading activities and regulatory matters arising under the Investment Advisers Act and the Commodity Exchange Act, and he advises financial services companies on broker-dealer regulation under the Securities Exchange Act.
Mr. Kornfeld also represents issuers in their capital market transactions and with their Exchange Act filings and NASDAQ compliance. In addition, he is a member of Pepper's blockchain technology and marketplace lending groups and applies his computer science background and work experience in the FinTech space. As part of his investment management practice, Mr. Kornfeld represents investment advisers and funds in the negotiation of trading agreements, such as prime brokerage agreements, ISDA master agreements, futures account agreements and master confirms for derivatives. He also advises borrowers and other corporate users with respect to swaps and derivatives. Mr. Kornfeld also has experience representing issuers, placement agents and investment managers with various structured finance products, including CLOs, CDOs, CMBS and credit-linked notes.
Prior to joining Pepper, Mr. Kornfeld was associate general counsel at Guggenheim Global Trading, a multi-strategy hedge fund, where he was heavily involved in and responsible for multiple aspects of platform creation and build-out, including fund formation documents, prime brokerage and other trading agreements, and regulatory and compliance matters.