Adam Lapidus

Adam Lapidus

Senior Associate
New York

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 212 918 3246

Fax +1 212 918 3100


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

With more than nine years of in-house experience, Adam Lapidus provides clients with clear and actionable advice.

Adam simplifies complicated and evolving areas of law, provides solutions, and enables clients to act decisively. Prior to joining the firm, Adam was in-house derivatives counsel to two prominent global banks. He has represented U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions and service providers on both domestic and cross-border transactions.

Adam pays close attention to the practical implications that stem from legal considerations and requirements. He has advised clients on a broad range of capital markets transactions, with a focus on interest rate, credit, and foreign exchange (FX) derivatives, as well as futures, repos, and registered note offerings.

Adam has worked with clients on all aspects of derivatives regulatory compliance. He has advised swap dealers on their compliance programs, non-dealers on exceptions to registration, and end users with respect to clearing and margin requirements. Adam has been deeply involved in several industry initiatives related to Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) rule-makings under Dodd-Frank. In addition, Adam served as a member of the New York City Bar Association Futures & Derivatives Regulation Committee.

Awards and recognitions

2020, 2022

Finance: Structured Finance: Derivatives and Structured Products, Recommended
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions


J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2009

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2005

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

Related industries

Financial Institutions

Related areas of focus

Derivatives and Structured Products

Representative experience

Represented swap dealers and asset managers in connection with the margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives.*

Advised financial institutions on close-out netting enforceability under the ISDA Master Agreement.*

Advised a major Japanese bank on interest rate and FX derivatives transactions in connection with infrastructure project finance.*

Advised a large global bank on its clearinghouse membership application.*

Assisted the World Bank and its collaborators with a review of mining state-owned enterprises in Africa, which resulted in its new AMLA Toolkit for State Equity Participation in Mining Companies.

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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