Deric Behar

  • Knowledge Management Lawyer
  • Ederic.behar@lw.com
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  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA
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Profile

Deric Behar is a knowledge management lawyer in the Financial Regulatory Practice, and a member of the Global Financial Institutions and Fintech Industry Groups.

Mr. Behar brings experience in US and cross-border financial services regulation and regulatory enforcement affecting banking, securities, commodities, and derivatives markets. He focuses on the regulation of fintech, digital assets, and blockchain innovation, and is an active member of the firm’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Task Force. He also regularly handles environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues and regulation as they relate to financial institutions and fintechs.

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Mr. Behar served in various legal, compliance, and risk functions at J.P. Morgan, Barclays, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He advised on a range of topics, including regulatory change, financial crimes compliance, and risk management and reporting.

Mr. Behar received his BA from Boston University and his MS from New York University. He holds a JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, where he served as articles editor for the Cardozo Law Review.

Thought Leadership

  • The Return of the Token Safe Harbor -  April 29, 2021
  • Decentralized Autonomous Organizations Find a Home in Wyoming -  April 23, 2021
  • ESG and Cryptocurrency: Considerations for Market Participants -  April 12, 2021
  • CFTC Takes Action With New Climate Risk Unit -  March 23, 2021
  • NFTs: But Is It Art (or a Security)? -  March 12, 2021
  • 2020 Digital Asset Regulatory Lookback (US Edition) -  January 21, 2021
  • FinCEN Looks to Rein In Cryptocurrency Transactions -  January 14, 2021
  • SEC Issues Guidance for Broker-Dealer Custody of Digital Assets -  January 12, 2021
  • SEC Staff Issues No-Action Relief to Broker-Dealers From Reg BI and Form CRS Obligations Related to Certain Family Offices -  January 05, 2021
  • ISDA’s Legal Guidelines Herald a Smarter Future for Derivatives Contracts -  December 16, 2020
  • A VCOIN for Your Thoughts: Ethereum-Based Token Wins SEC No-Action Relief -  December 02, 2020
  • Federal Reserve Recognizes Significance of Climate Risks on Financial Stability -  November 30, 2020
  • CFTC Adds Another Building Block to its Digital Asset Framework -  November 19, 2020
  • Divergent Paths to Open Banking in the UK and US -  November 11, 2020
  • FINRA Issues Proposal to Mandate Filing of All Retail Communications Regarding Certain Private Placements -  November 11, 2020
  • US Department of Labor Puts ESG Investing on Ice -  November 10, 2020
  • Understanding the ISDA IBOR Fallbacks Protocol and Supplement: Summary and Takeaways for the Market -  November 06, 2020
  • ISDA Gearing up to Launch IBOR Fallbacks Protocol -  October 20, 2020
  • DOJ’s Evolving Framework for Cryptocurrency Enforcement -  October 16, 2020
  • Finders, Keepers: SEC Proposes Safe Harbor Framework for Unregistered Finders -  October 16, 2020
  • SEC Streamlines Rules for Over-the-Counter Equity Securities -  October 06, 2020
  • Settlement of Digital Asset Trading Just Got Easier -  October 02, 2020
  • Banks Can Hold Stablecoin Reserves, OCC States in Crypto-Friendly Letter -  September 25, 2020
  • CFTC Report: Climate Change Threatens Stability of US Financial System -  September 14, 2020
  • A Path Forward for Open Banking -  August 21, 2020
  • SEC Issues Alert on Compliance Risks Related to COVID-19 -  August 17, 2020
  • Regulators Gear Up for LIBOR Transition Testing -  July 31, 2020
  • From Safe Deposit Boxes to Cold Wallets, Bank Custody Evolves -  July 30, 2020
  • What the CFTC Interpretation of “Actual Delivery” Means for Crypto -  July 27, 2020
  • SEC Proposal: Will You Still Be a 13F Filer? -  July 16, 2020
  • FINRA Issues Guidance on Retail Communications in Private Placements -  July 14, 2020
  • SEC Greenlights Investment Fund Delivered in Security Tokens -  July 14, 2020
  • SEC Flags Deficiencies in Private Fund Adviser Compliance -  July 10, 2020
  • SEC Puts LIBOR Transition Testing in Focus -  June 30, 2020
  • How CFTC's Agricultural Enforcement May Evolve Amid Crisis -  May 26, 2020
  • 10 LIBOR Transition Focus Areas -  May 01, 2020
  • SEC and FINRA Take Action to Address COVID-19 Impacts -  May 01, 2020
  • FSB Launches Consultation on Global Stablecoins -  April 29, 2020
  • Federal Reserve Provides Additional Resources for Financial Markets Participants -  April 21, 2020
  • US Federal Banking Agencies Introduce Further Measures to Address Continuing COVID-19-Related Risks -  April 09, 2020
  • Telegram: Court Halts Grams Delivery -  April 03, 2020
  • COVID-19 Update: CFTC Relief for the Derivatives Market -  March 27, 2020
  • FINRA Issues Guidance and Relief in Relation to COVID-19 -  March 17, 2020
  • COVID-19 and the Derivatives Markets: What NFA Members Need to Know -  March 17, 2020
  • A CFTC Helping Hand: DSIO Offers to Review Digital Asset Products -  March 04, 2020
  • Alternative Data: Regulatory and Ethical Issues for Financial Services Firms to Consider -  March 04, 2020
  • Taking the Scarlet Out of the Letters I-C-O -  February 13, 2020
  • CFTC Issues No-Action Relief for Derivatives Market IBOR Transition -  January 24, 2020
  • SEC Approves Amendments to FINRA’s New Issue Rules -  January 21, 2020
  • 2019 Digital Asset Regulatory Look Back (US Edition) -  January 08, 2020
  • The SEC Greenlights a Blockchain Settlement Service for Public Shares -  December 06, 2019
  • The CFTC Takes New Steps to Promote Innovation and ‘Explore the Unwritten Future’ -  November 26, 2019
  • Financial Firms Beware: Dangers Lurk in the Cloud -  November 26, 2019
  • The SEC Continues Its Enforcement Streak Against Unregistered Token Offerings -  November 25, 2019
  • SEC Extends Relief From MiFID II Research Unbundling Provisions -  November 15, 2019
  • FINRA Publishes Its 2019 Report on Examination Findings and Observations -  October 30, 2019
  • The G7 Draws a Line in the Sand for Global Stablecoins -  October 29, 2019
  • The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be: New Tax Guidance Issued for Cryptocurrencies -  October 17, 2019
  • Harbor Finds Calmer FINRA Waters Outside the Custody Storm -  October 02, 2019
  • US FinTech: Regulating the Future -  September 10, 2019
  • SEC’s Crypto Summer Continues -  August 26, 2019
  • LIBOR Discontinuation and Transition — What Investment Managers Should Know -  August 20, 2019
  • Let’s Settle This Immediately: The Fed Joins the Global Faster-Payments Trend  -  August 09, 2019
  • Meet Me at the Arcade: SEC Provides No-Action Relief for Ethereum-Based Gaming Token -  July 29, 2019
  • Can Broker-Dealers HODL? SEC and FINRA Say Keep It Noncustodial for Now -  July 19, 2019
  • What Institutional Broker-Dealers Need to Know About Regulation BI -  July 08, 2019
Bar Qualification
  • New York
Industries
  • Financial Institutions
  • Fintech
Practices
  • Financial Regulatory