Laurie Ferber

last updated 4/19/2018

Laurie R. Ferber

Executive Vice President and General Counsel at MF Global Ltd.

Sugar Quay, Lower Thames Street, London, Greater London, United Kingdom
HQ Phone:
+44 20 7144 4000

General Information


Associate - Skadden , Arps , Slate , Meagher & Flom LLP

Significant Positions - Goldman , Sachs & Co.

Recent News  

McLean v. Arkansas Board of Education - RationalWiki

Laurie R. Ferber began her career as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in 1980.
From 1987 to 2008, she held several significant positions at the financial services of Goldman Sachs & Co. She has been employed as an associate at Schulte, Roth & Zabel, general counsel for investment banker Drexel Burnham Lambert Trading Corp., and general counsel and chief regulatory officer for International Derivatives Clearing Group, LLC. She joined MF Global Holdings Ltd. in 2009 as general counsel and a member of the office of the CEO. Additionally Ferber has served on numerous professional boards and committees.[12][13] Ferber, in the pretrial interview with Morrow, noted, "I'd like to know what tools a tenth grader brings to the classroom by which he's going to understand [what that] is being taught to him is a science, and what is not a science". Ferber further asked Morrow, "What happens to the student who is taught Creation Science, believes Creation Science, and wants to grow up and work for Mobil and/or Exxon? Plaintiff's attorney Laurie Ferber recognized the flaw in this argument, asking Morrow, "What credentials does a parent have that [enlightens] them as to what [should] be taught to a student in a science class? Ferber asked Townley, "Did you do any kind of review of the scientific credentials of the authors of books that you read?"

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Joe Rogan and the War Pigs

Laurie Ferber: MF Global Chief Legal Counsel, on CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee.
Where Was She? A little more background: Ferber spent most of her career at Goldman Sachs - 21 years. And like many, English surmises that "Ferber was likely placed at MF Global in 2009 by J. Christopher Flowers, one of Global's largest shareholders and also Goldman alum. Last week we missed Lauri: A board member of MF Global, Chief Legal Counsel, a participant in meetings with the CFTC along with with Mrs. Corzine; author of far-reaching effort to prevent tightening up of rule 1.25, and - which has not yet been reported - Ms. Ferber currently sits on the CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee. (Shades of Trustee Giddens sitting on the SIPC Modernization Task Force, anyone?)

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MF Global questions remain despite investigations and hearings | Delta Farm Press | Roe Capital

Laurie Ferber, (MF Global) general counsel - currently employed by Freeh - is also expected to testify before the subcommittee.
"Laurie Ferber is in a different situation.

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