William J. Breslin

William J. Breslin

  • Partner
  • Corporate
  • Washington, DC
  • T:   +1.202.639.7051
  • F:   +1.202.639.7003
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William J. Breslin is a corporate partner resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office. He joined the Firm in 2005.

Mr. Breslin is a member of the Firm's Asset Management Group. His practice concentrates on derivatives, futures and commodities. Mr. Breslin advises a wide range of clients, including hedge fund managers, private equity managers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors, futures commission merchants, commercial end-users, and other businesses on regulatory and transactional issues related to derivatives, commodities and securities law matters. He also assists clients on their compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act, the applicable requirements of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Futures Association and the rules and regulations of various clearinghouses and exchanges. He also specializes in negotiating and documenting over-the-counter and exchange traded and cleared derivatives.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Breslin is recognized by Legal 500 in Structured Finance: Derivatives and structured products.

Professional Associations

Member, Committee on Futures Regulation of the New York City Bar

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

District of Columbia; Maryland

Practices & Industries


Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, JD – 2005
Providence College, BA – 2000
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