Ronald H. Filler

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Ron Filler
Occupation Professor of Law; Director, Center on Financial Services Law
Employer New York Law School
Location New York, NY
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Ron Filler is a law professor at the New York Law School and the director of the school's Center on Financial Services Law. [1] He teaches courses on derivatives market regulation, financial services law and regulation of broker-dealers and futures commission merchants.

Filler is an active participant in industry conferences and seminars, and has served on numerous industry boards and advisory committees during his career including NYSE LIFFE US, the National Futures Association, CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee, the CME Clearing House Risk Operating Committee, The Clearing Corporation Board of Directors, the FIA Board of Directors, and the FIA Law and Compliance Division Executive Committee.[2]

He is also head of the legal committee at the Commodity Floor Brokers & Traders Association (CFBTA). [3]


Filler joined New York Law School in 2008 after a 15-year career with Lehman Brothers, where he served as a managing director of the firm's global futures and derivatives areas.[4] Before working at Lehman, Filler was a partner at the law firm Vedder Price.

Filler has been a member of handful of futures exchanges, including the CBOT, the CME and NYMEX.

Filler was Adjunct Professor of Law for over 20 years at Chicago Kent College of Law, Brooklyn Law School, New York Law School and the University of Illinois, where he taught courses on Futures and Derivatives Law, Securities Law, and Brokerage-Firm Law. While at Chicago-Kent, he founded the Commodities Law Institute at Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1978.[5]

Ron Filler in the Restoring Customer Confidence Video Series

Regulatory Changes: A Pretty Picture For Gross Margining The Dodd-Frank Act has addressed numerous risks in the financial markets. In this video, Ron Filler, a Professor at New York Law School, says one provision, called gross margining, could alleviate segregated customer account risk, starting in January 2013.[6]


Filler received an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1976, a J.D. from George Washington University Law School in 1973, and a B.A. from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in 1970.[7]


  1. Ronald H. Filler. New York Law School.
  2. NYSE Liffe U.S. Adds Three Independent Directors to its Board. NYSE Euronext.
  3. Officers & Directors. CFBTA.
  4. Ronald Filler. LinkedIn.
  5. Ronald Filler, Adjunct Professor. University of Illinois College of Law.
  6. Regulatory Changes: A Pretty Picture For Gross Margining. John Lothian News: Restoring Customer Confidence.
  7. Ronald Filler. LinkedIn.
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