Carolyn H. Jackson

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Carolyn H. Jackson
Occupation Partner
Employer Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Location London
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Carolyn H. Jackson is a partner in the London office of Katten Muchin Rosenman, in the financial services division, where she specializes in futures and derivatives.[1][2]

Her practice is focused on the structuring and offering of complex securities, commodities and derivatives transactions as well as U.S. securities and commodities law regulation.

Jackson advises a broad range of market participants, including commercial banks, investment banks, investment managers, broker-dealers, electronic trading platforms, clearinghouses, trade associations and OTC derivatives service providers.


Jackson stared her legal career in 2000, serving as counsel and the European head of Allen & Overy LLP’s U.S. regulatory practice.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jackson was the executive director and a board member of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) from 1995–1997.

She spent the initial 13 years of her career as a derivatives trader and was part of the original swaps team at the Chase Manhattan Bank, NA from 1982–1987.

Also, she established the New York derivatives trading desk for Banque Nationale de Paris, where she worked from 1987–1993.

From 1993–1995, Carolyn was first vice president and manager of the Banque Indosuez International Capital Markets Group in New York.

She is a member of the American and New York State Bar Associations.

In addition, Jackson was a founding and is a current board member, and former secretary (1997–2000) of the International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE).

She has recently been named to the Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance (PRIME). She participates in various U.S. regulatory reform advisory working groups to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), and serves on the Legal Advisory Forum to the Managed Funds Association.


Jackson holds a bachelor degree from the University of Virginia. She holds a juris doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law. At Fordham, she served as a notes and articles editor for the Fordham Law Review.

She holds a master’s degree and PhD candidacy in finance and applied economics from the Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester. She is admitted to practice in New York.