Professor of Law
Director, Financial Services Law Institute
Ronald H. Filler is an expert in the area of financial services law. He joins the Law School as Professor of Law and Director of the School’s newest academic center, the Center on Financial Services Law. He will teach Derivatives Market Regulation, Special Topics in Corporate Law: Financial Services Seminar and Workshop, and Special Topics in Corporate Law: Regulation of Brokers/Dealers and Futures Commissions Merchants.
Professor Filler was previously the Managing Director in the Capital Markets Prime Services Division at Lehman Brothers. He has spoken at hundreds of industry conferences and seminars during his more than 30 years in the futures and derivatives legal fields and has taught several different courses as an adjunct professor of law at four U.S. law schools, including New York Law School, the University of Illinois, Chicago-Kent College of Law, and Brooklyn Law School. He founded the Commodities Law Institute at Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1978, and this institute became the futures industry’s leading academic law program through 1995.
Professor Filler has served on numerous industry boards and advisory committees during his career and, most recently, as a member of NYSE LIFFE US, the National Futures Association, CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee, the CME Clearing House Risk Operating Committee, The Clearing Corporation Board of Directors, the FIA Board of Directors, and the FIA Law and Compliance Division Executive Committee.
University of Illinois, B.A. 1970
George Washington University Law School, J.D. 1973 with honors
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. in Taxation 1976
Derivatives Market Regulation
Special Topics in Corporate Law: Financial Services Seminar and Workshop
Special Topics in Corporate Law: Regulation of Brokers/Dealers and Futures Commissions Merchants