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Felix Shipkevich

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 19 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 8 years
    Connecticut - CT 19 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2004
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2014
    Retired No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2003
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Felix

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Mr. Shipkevich is a principal of Shipkevich PLLC. His practice concentrates on futures, commodities, and derivatives regulatory, transactional, and enforcement matters. Mr. Shipkevich has a strong legal background in corporate governance, compliance, regulatory, and collateral issues associated with these areas.

He performs transactional work for Futures Commissions Merchants (FCMs), Retail Foreign Exchange Dealers (RFEDs), Introducing Brokers (IBs), Commodity Pool Operators (CPOs), Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs), Swap Dealers (SDs), Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs), and domestic and offshore hedge funds. Mr. Shipkevich guides clients on procedures related to registration with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and National Futures Association (NFA), as well as domestic and international regulators in local jurisdictions.

He has represented clients in China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Ireland, Europe, Bermuda and the Caribbean, South America, and he is recognized as a solicitor by the Law Society of England and Wales. Mr. Shipkevich prepares and assists with implementation of compliance procedures for clients in the commodities and derivatives fields. He prepares procedures for anti-money laundering (AML) policy, Electronic Transmitter Service (ETS) policy, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) plans, and procedures for training staff on AML, ethics, and fraud detection. Mr. Shipkevich has defended hedge funds, traders, forex firms, broker-dealers, and investment advisors as clients against enforcement actions in federal and state courts.

Prior to founding his private practice, Mr. Shipkevich was counsel of CMS Forex, a FCM and RFED, where he oversaw the firm’s offices located in New York, Bermuda, Saint Petersburg, Tokyo, and Shanghai. Prior to CMS Forex, he worked as a New York litigation attorney representing financial firms. Mr. Shipkevich also worked at AIG’s Financial Institutions Group, where he supervised and managed litigation against the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) brokers. He acquired his earliest legal experience at such prestigious institutions as the division of enforcement at the SEC, New York Stock Exchange, and UBS and Bear Stearns.


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Posted by Jennifer | February 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Savvy Attorney, Knowledgeable, Creative
My company has been seeking the counsel of Felix Shipkevich for years now. Felix has always provided excellent, quality service. He has specialized experience in the derivatives field and always seems to know the answer to any regulatory question we may have. Furthermore, Felix goes above and beyond simply reciting the regulations or offering options. He carefully considers the options and weighs in on what he believes is truly in the best interests of our company. Because we have come to trust his dependable advise, the company will consult with him frequently even if only to verify via a conversation. We trust his work and his advice completely. It is always a pleasure to deal with him. He is reasonable, approachable, and often comes up with intelligent and creative solutions. I would highly recommend his services to any company or any individual.
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Posted by Dragana | February 5, 2016
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Knowledgeable and Highly Profesional Attorney
We have been working with Felix Shipkevich for a number of years. Since we began working work with his law firm, they have become more a part of our team rather than an outsourced firm. Felix Shipkevich made himself available at any time, understanding completely our needs. His advice was always straightforward and accurate with detailed implementation processes that made all the work so much easier. I would recommend this firm to anyone who is seeking corporate legal advice, regulatory advice or guidance because they will guide you every step of the way making sure that the client always gets the outcome they desire.
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Posted by Michael | February 4, 2016
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Michael O'Reilly
Felix has represented me on a number of issues and each time he has shown not only encyclopedic knowledge of the law but also a real concern for my problems. He is extremely competent and extremely caring. I am very comfortable giving my highest recommendation to Felix Shipkevich


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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Shipkevich PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Capital Market Services, LLC (CMS Forex)
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Morrison Mahoney, LLP
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Analyst
  • AIG
  • 2003 - 2004
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  • Hofstra
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Various CFTC / NFA Enforcement Cases
  • Represented Defendants before CFTC and NFA Enforcement Proceedings


  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Director
  • 2012 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Hofstra Law School Dean's List (several semesters)
  • Hofstra Law School Dean's List (several semesters)
  • 2003


  • Payment Week
  • Regulatory Review of Bitcoin and Digital Currencies
  • 2015
  • Compliance Reporter
  • Ask an Attorney: How will a recent amendment affect the way swap dealers and major swap participants deal with employees who solicit, accept or effect swaps in a clerical or ministerial capacity?
  • 2014
  • Compliance Reporter
  • Derivatives Compliance 2013: A CCO Watch List
  • 2013
  • Compliance Reporter
  • Compliance Clinic – How to Satisfy the CFTC’s CCO Rule
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Osney Media in New York
  • OTC Derivatives Conference, Regulatory Update – Global Regulators on Developments, Extraterritoriality and Timelines
  • N/A
  • Osney Media Conference in London
  • OTC Derivatives Conference for Fund Management, Regulatory Update on CFTC’s Extraterritoriality Guidance
  • N/A
  • DeriveSource
  • Legal Insights: The Final CFTC Cross-Border Guidance Rules Explained
  • N/A
  • ACI Swaps and Derivatives Conference
  • Swaps & Derivatives, Global Markets Regulation: Compliance, Regulatory Enforcement & Cross-Border Harmonization, Panelist
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Federal regulation Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Felix is a trusted colleague, a superb attorney, a fantastic collaborator and a lifelong friend. He is extremely intelligent yet humble, with an eye of a visionary. He is able to be warm and friendly yet remain totally focused on the mission. Would highly recommend Felix's services to all without reservation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Felix is a remarkable attorney. His unique focus on transparency and efficiency make him the best attorney a client can have on their side."
Wills and living wills
Bankruptcy and debt

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New York Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Felix Shipkevich
Felix Shipkevich
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 19 years