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William Bolotin

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Bill’s practice has been concentrated in futures regulation and managed funds for over 30 years. Bill advises futures industry registrants on compliance with exchange, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and National Futures Association (NFA) rules and regulations. For commodity trading advisors and commodity pool operators, his work includes preparation of disclosure documents and private offering memorandums as well as advice on structuring transactions, registration issues and applicable exemptions. Bill also counsels futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators and traders in connection with regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings.

  • Private fund offerings
  • CTA disclosure documents
  • CFTC, NFA and exchange investigations and enforcement actions
  • Defense of NFA and AAA arbitration claims
  • Agribusiness issues related to the commodity futures markets


  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, B.B.A. Finance


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Admitted to Practice in Illinois
  • Peer Review Rating of “AV Preeminent,” the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards, from Martindale-Hubbell, a leading professional directory.
  • Selected by peers as a Leading Lawyer, a distinction that has been earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois
  • Chicago Bar Association, member of Futures and Derivatives Law Committee, past Chair of the Financial and Investment Services Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association, past Chair of the Agricultural Law Section Council
  • Illinois Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Arbitrator, National Futures Association

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