Laurie Ferber

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Laurie R. Ferber
Occupation Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Employer MF Global Holdings
Location New York, NY

Laurie R. Ferber is executive vice president and general counsel at MF Global Holdings. Ferber is the remaining C Suite executive left at MF Global following their bankruptcy.[1]

She formerly served on the board of trustees of the Institute for Financial Markets.[2]


Before joining MF Global, Ferber was general counsel and chief regulatory officer for International Derivatives Clearing Group, LLC where she was responsible for all legal and regulatory affairs, including compliance and a variety of corporate governance issues.

From 1987 to 2008, she held a number of business and legal positions at Goldman, Sachs & Co. that included serving as co-general counsel of the fixed income, currency and commodities division, developing new businesses, creating a new function to coordinate global regulatory relationships, and transitioning the firm to a bank holding company.

Ferber began her career in 1980 as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. She has served on the ethics committee of the Electric Power Supply Association and the technology advisory committee for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Ferber serves as a trustee of the New York University School of Law and the Institute for Financial Markets.[3]


Ferber earned her J.D. at the New York University School of Law.


  1. MF Global’s Bankruptcy Nears a Happy Conclusion. New York Times.
  2. IFM Board of Trustees. Institute for Financial Markets.
  3. IFM Trustees. The IFM.