Michael Sackheim is a partner in Sidley's New York office, where he focuses on futures and derivatives regulatory, transactional and enforcement matters in the Securities & Derivatives Enforcement and Regulatory practice. In the enforcement area, Michael was appointed by a federal court as the receiver in one of the largest foreign currency fraud cases ever brought by the government.
He has represented a Dubai trading entity in a federal court injunctive action brought by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and in a civil forfeiture action brought by the Department of Justice. Michael also represented a publicly-traded energy company in a CFTC administrative enforcement action. Michael has represented a leading international financial organization in a CFTC investigation involving allegations of the attempted manipulation and false reporting of agricultural product transactions, and a large foreign exchange dealer in an investigation conducted by the National Futures Association.