Mark Ruddy is a securities and commodities attorney representing registered investment advisers, currency dealers, commodity futures registrants (including FCMs, CPOs, and CTAs), hedge funds, and other members of the financial community. His experience in the alternative investments industry spans over fifteen years.
Prior to becoming a consultant and attorney in private practice, Mr. Ruddy worked for a SEC registered investment adviser and operator of several private investment partnerships, where he completed financial reporting and handled compliance matters. He also has experience as a former compliance examiner with the NFA.
Mr. Ruddy has performed expert witness work in derivatives and brokerage related cases in arbitration and court. He has been a contributing writer to industry related publications, seminar speaker in the industry, and law school lecturer in the field of derivatives and hedge funds. He currently teaches at the Catholic University of America Law School. During his career, Mr. Ruddy has served on the Board of Directors of several private investment funds.
Mr. Ruddy is a Member of the Managed Funds Association, the largest industry trade association, and the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Futures and Derivatives Law. He also served on the Managed Fund Association's Emerging Manager Committee. He is a member of the bar in New York State, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Ruddy earned his Juris Doctor from the Catholic University of America, and undergraduate degrees in finance and accounting from Fairfield University and New York University, respectively.