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Bernard Doyle

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Bernie’s practice has been concentrated in commodity futures, securities, managed funds, and commercial real estate for over 35 years.

Bernie represents futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators, broker dealers, and individual registrants.  He advises clients on Commodity Futures Trading Commission registration and regulatory matters, National Futures Association registration and regulatory matters, and CME registration and regulatory matters.  Bernie has defended clients in enforcement actions with the CFTC, NFA, SEC, FINRA, Chicago Board of Trade, and CME.

From 1976 through 1979, Bernie was Assistant Counsel and then Chief Counsel of the Chicago Board of Trade.

Bernie has a particular interest in history and Biblical archeology.


  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D.
  • Loyola University of Chicago, B.S., Honors Program


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Admitted to Practice in Illinois
  • Bernie has a Peer Review Rating of “AV Preeminent,” the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards, from Martindale-Hubbell, a leading professional directory.
  • 1971-1972 Law Clerk to Justice Glenn K. Seidenfeld, Sr., Illinois Appellate Court, Second District
  • Former Arbitrator: Chicago Mercantile Exchange, National Futures Association, and NASD

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