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Expert resume of Kenneth Raisler

Of Counsel, Sullivan and Cromwell LLP, former Head of the Firm's Commodities, Futures and Derivatives Group; former General Counsel, Commodity Futures Trading Commission; former Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia

For the last 30 years Kenneth Raisler was head of Sullivan & Cromwell's Commodities, Futures and Derivatives Group. The Group is responsible for a full range of regulatory, transactional and litigation advice in the commodities, securities and banking areas to its brokerage, investment banking, banking and commercial clients.

Mr. Raisler was an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia from 1977 to 1982 in the Criminal and Civil Divisions. He then joined the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and was the general counsel of the Commission from 1983 to 1987.

He is the past chairman of the ABA Derivatives and Futures Law Committee. Mr. Raisler was the chairman of the New York City Bar Committee on Futures Regulation from 1988 to 1991. He was a member of the Working Group of The Group of Thirty Derivatives Project. Since 1992, he has been a member of the board of directors of the Futures Industry Association. He also served as a member of the board of directors of the Managed Funds Association. Mr. Raisler is a member of the executive committee of the board of trustees of NYU School of Law and is chair of the board’s Development Committee.