Ronald Filler

Visiting Professor


Ronald H. Filler is a former Professor of Law and Director of the Financial Services Law Institute at New York Law School (NYLS)l, located in New York City. He became a Professor Emeritus at NYLS in January 2020. In March 2021, he was named Chair of the newly-named Ronald  H. Filler Institute on Financial Services Law at NYLS.

Prior to joining the faculty of NYLS in 2008, he was a Managing Director in the Capital Markets Prime Services Division at Lehman Brothers Inc., where he was responsible for various business, legal and regulatory matters involving the global futures markets.   Prior to joining Lehman Brothers in 1993, he was a Partner and Member of the Executive Committee at Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz, a large law firm located in Chicago, IL and worked at various other law firms and brokerage firms earlier in his career. He is currently a member of, or has served on, numerous industry boards and advisory committees, including serving on the Executive Committee of the FIA Law & Compliance Division for the past 35+ years. 

In March 2022, he was inducted into the FIA Hall of Fame. He is currently a Member of the Board of Directors and a past member of the Executive Committee of the National Futures Association where he serves as a Public Director, and is a Public Director of the Board of Directors, and Chair of the Nominating Committee and the Regulatory Oversight Committee, of Swap-Ex, a swap execution facility owned by State Street. 

More recently, Ron was a Past Chair of the CFTC’s Global Markets Advisory Committee, a Public Director and Member of the Regulatory Oversight Committee of NYSE Liffe US, before its purchase by ICE, and served as a Senior Consultant to Allen & Overy, a major international law firm. Ron has been a member of several U.S. futures exchanges during his career and has spoken at over 300 business and law programs during his 40+ year career in the global futures industry. Ron is a co-author of a law treatise on “Regulation of Financial Derivative Instruments (Swaps, Options and Futures)” and has written extensively on a variety of issues facing the financial services and derivatives industries throughout his career.

He has recently served as President of the Twin Eagles Club, a golf and country club located in Naples, FL. He is also the President of a firm that provides consulting and expert witness testimony regarding a variety of financial services related matters. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Illinois in 1970, a J.D. degree from George Washington University Law School in 1973 and an LL.M. in Taxation degree from Georgetown University law Center in 1975.


Derivatives Regulation
Financial Services Seminar