Firm News

Felix Shipkevich moderates 4-part webinar series on Bitcoin Regulation at

July 28, 2014

Every Tuesday in August, Felix Shipkevich will be moderating a free hour-long webinar on bitcoin legislation.

To find out more information or to register for the webinars, click the links below:

Part 1 – Defining Bitcoin Legality
Tuesday, August 5
1:00pm EDT

Part 2 – Bitcoin on Wall Street
Tuesday, August 12
1:00pm EDT

Part 3 – Bitcoin ATM Regulation
Tuesday, August 19
1:00pm EDT

Part 4 – Bitcoin vs. the World
Tuesday, August 26
1:00pm EDT

Felix Shipkevich quoted in the November 2013 issue of Global Risk Regulator

December 19, 2013

Felix Shipkevich was quoted in the November 2013 issue of the Global Risk Regulator magazine.  In this quote he discusses the how the CFTC may regard cash-settled spot FX as swaps.

Felix Shipkevich Writes Piece for Compliance Reporter

December 19, 2013

Felix Shipkevich has written a piece to be featured in Compliance Reporter.

Shipkevich PLLC sponsors Payment Week’s Launch Event on August 15

July 30, 2013

Shipkevich PLLC sponsors Payment Week’s Launch Event in NYC on August 15.  Payment Week is a digital media platform that covers every facet of the payments industry and can be found at  The Launch Event page can be seen here.

Elan Mendel Presented at the 2013 TSAM North American Conference in New York

June 25, 2013

On June 20, 2013, Elan Mendel gave a presentation at the 2013 TSAM North American Conference in New York hosted by Osney Media.  Mr. Mendel’s presentation discussed the impact of Dodd-Frank on merchant operations – You can find out more here.

Felix Shipkevich Quoted by FX Week About Rolling Spot in Retail FX Market

June 10, 2013

Felix Shipkevich was quoted by FX Week, about rolling spot contracts in the retail FX market and their definition under the Dodd-Frank Act.  This piece – titled “Rolling spot is a swap in retail market, says CFTC’s Chilton”– can be found here.

Felix Shipkevich to Speak at Risk Magazine Event

March 26, 2013

Felix Shipkevich will present at a two day course in New York held by Risk Magazine, titled “Managing Risks in Foreign Exchange.” Mr. Shipkevich will also speak on an exclusive panel that examines the future and impact of electronic trading platforms on the FX market.

Alexander F. Sand Joins Shipkevich PLLC

February 28, 2013

Shipkevich PLLC is pleased to announce its new hire of Mr. Alexander F. Sand, who joined the firm as an Associate last month.


Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sand assisted the Investor Protection Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General with enforcement actions involving residential mortgage-backed securities, indenture trustees, and insurance price fixing.


Mr. Sand is a graduate of the Hofstra University School of Law, where he was the research editor of the Hofstra Law Review, and where he received an award for excellence in corporate and securities law.

DerivLaw Launches

October 10, 2012

Shipkevich PLLC is pleased to announce to launch of DerivLaw, a carefully curated resource for news and commentary on the complex world of derivatives law. The new site can be found at


Visitors can look forward to daily updates on the personalities and powerful institutions that shape the global derivatives marketplace.

Clearing the Weeds: Preparing Business, Operations, Risk, Legal and Technology for Imminent Dodd-Frank Act Title 7 Changes – September 18, New York

September 6, 2012