Jaime Madell is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. As a member of Kirkland's Derivatives Practice Group, Jaime counsels clients on derivatives and related matters, both transactional and regulatory.
Formerly a managing director at a leading asset manager, Jaime has experience with a wide range of derivatives, including credit, equity, commodity and energy, interest rate and foreign exchange. Jaime also has experience negotiating prime brokerage facilities and term locks, repurchase and reverse repurchase facilities, securities lending arrangements, regulatory capital relief trades and equity-linked notes. In the regulatory space, he advises on a variety of matters including the Dodd-Frank Act and the regulations thereunder, Investment Company Act derivatives matters and related issues.
Jaime has regularly appeared before regulators in an advocacy capacity and often speaks publicly on derivatives matters. Jaime is also a Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Chicago Law School.
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
Panelist, “Equity Derivatives: A Walk Through for Public Companies,” Kirkland Webinar, September 30, 2021
Speaker, “Understanding the SEC's Evolving Derivatives Regulatory Framework,” FIA Webinar, September 23, 2021
Speaker, “Leaving LIBOR: Strategies for a Successful Transition,” Kirkland Seminar, July 27, 2021
Panelist, "Digitizing the LIBOR Transition," SecOps Talk, March 25, 2021
Speaker, "Evolving Convertible Bond Strategies for Corporates," Kirkland Seminar, November 17, 2020
Panelist, "Navigating the Evolving Cross-Border CDS Landscape," Kirkland European Restructuring Webinar Series, July 2, 2020
Special Guest, “Life After LIBOR,” Financial Technologies Forum Coffee Breaks, June 24, 2020
Speaker, “Concurrent Session: Planet Regulations- US, EU, UK, APAC Regulatory Issues,” FIA–SIFMA AMG Asset Management Derivatives Forum, February 6, 2020
Speaker, “Having Your British Cake and Eating Your European One Too – New Operational and Investment Challenges,” Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference, March 19, 2019
Speaker, “Market Stability and Resolution Tools,” FIA–SIFMA AMG Asset Management Derivatives Forum, February 15, 2019
“Avoiding the Floating Rate Cliff-Edge: How Asset Management General Counsels Can Tackle the LIBOR Cessation Challenge,” Journal of Financial Compliance, Volume 3, Issue 4, June 1, 2020
Admissions & Qualifications
- 2012New York
- New York University School of LawJ.D.cum laude2011New York University Annual Survey of American Law
- Northwestern University Bienen School of MusicM.M., Music Theorywith Honors2007
- Columbia UniversityB.A., Musicsumma cum laude2006
Phi Beta Kappa