Brett Ackerman represents investment banks, corporations, private equity firms, and asset managers in structured investments and derivatives transactions.

Mr. Ackerman regularly advises on:

  • Interest rate derivatives
  • Foreign exchange transactions
  • Total return swaps and commodity transactions
  • Structured finance-linked hedging arrangements in the project finance industry

He also routinely represents borrowers and lenders on various structured finance transactions, loan facilities, securitizations, and other asset-based financings, including:

  • Structured repurchase agreements
  • Trade receivables financings
  • Total return swaps
  • Asset-backed securities (ABS) offerings

Mr. Ackerman's experience includes advising:

  • A private equity fund in structuring foreign exchange transaction to hedge currency exposure on cross-border investment
  • An investment fund on ISDA documentation and CFTC regulatory matters, including commodity pool operator requirements
  • A global investment bank in the documentation and negotiation of a total return swap
  • A registered swap dealer in connection with amending swap documentation with existing customers to comply with regulatory requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act
  • A large life insurance company in an Institutional Futures Client Account Agreement and Cleared Derivatives Transactions Addendum

Thought Leadership

  • “SEC Extends Relief From MiFID II Research Unbundling Provisions”, Latham & Watkins Client Alert, November 2019
  • “US-EU Margin Rules Reference Guide”, Latham & Watkins, July 2019
  • “New SEC Rules Mandate Public Disclosures and Enhance NMS Stock ATS Oversight”, Latham & Watkins Client Alert, August 2018

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Texas


  • LLM, Georgetown University Law Center, 2012
  • JD, University of Kansas School of Law, 2007
  • BA, Kansas State University, 2005
    cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English