Kenneth M. Raisler

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Kenneth M. Raisler
Occupation Partner
Employer Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Location New York
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Ken Raisler is a partner with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. He is also an associate member director for the Futures Industry Association (FIA).[1]

Raisler is head of Sullivan & Cromwell's commodities, futures and derivatives group. The group is responsible for a full range of regulatory, transactional and litigation advice in the commodities, securities and banking areas to its brokerage, investment banking, banking and commercial clients.


Raisler was an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia from 1977 to 1982 in the criminal and civil divisions. He then joined the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as deputy general counsel and was the general counsel of the CFTC from 1983 to 1987.

Raisler was the chairman of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York's Committee on Futures Regulation from 1988 to 1991. In 1992-1993 he was a member of the Working Group of The Group of Thirty Derivatives Project. He currently is a vice chair of the ABA committee on the regulation of futures and derivative instruments.[2]


Raisler received his J.D. from New York University School of Law where he was a Root-Tilden Scholar. He received a B.S. from Yale University in Engineering and Applied Science.


  • Practical Law Company, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook (2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003-2004, 2002-2003, 2001-2002)
  • Practical Law Company, PLC Cross-border Finance Handbook: Secured Lending (2007/08, 2006/07)
  • Practical Law Company, PLC Cross-border Capital Markets Handbook (2009)
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Derivatives (2008, 2007, 2006, 2004-2005, 2003, 2002-2003, 2002-2001, 2000-2001) Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003-2004) The Best Lawyers in America (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006)
  • New York Super Lawyers, Securities & Corporate Finance (2008, 2007, 2006)


  1. Board Members. FIA.
  2. Kenneth M. Raisler. Sullivan & Cromwell.