Felix Shipkevich

Felix Shipkevich

Special Professor of Law

B.A., Economics and Political Science, SUNY Binghamton
J.D., Hofstra University


Felix Shipkevich is a principal and founder of Shipkevich PLLC, a law firm located in the Financial District of New York City that focuses on commodities, futures, foreign exchange, regulatory compliance, and many other areas of practice.

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 General 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.

From 2008 to 2011 Mr. Shipkevich served as the Chair of Futures and Derivatives Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association. Also, from 2012 to 2015 Mr. Shipkevich was on the Board of Directors of the New York County Association.