Head of Benchmark Reform, International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA)
Ann M. Battle is Head of Benchmark Reform at ISDA where she leads ISDA’s global efforts related to the transition away from LIBOR and other benchmark reform initiatives. She represents ISDA on the Alternative Reference Rates Committee and the Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Subcommittee of the CFTC Market Risk Advisory Committee. She also leads ISDA’s global work with the FSB Official Sector Steering Group to implement more robust fallbacks for derivative contracts. At ISDA Battle also covers derivatives clearing and CCP-related issues bank resolution and netting and collateral opinions for cleared and uncleared derivatives. Prior to joining ISDA she was a counsel in the Legal Division Complex Financial Institutions Section of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Her work at the FDIC focused on resolution of systemically important financial institutions and specifically on domestic and cross-border issues related to derivatives and financial market infrastructures. Prior to the FDIC Battle was an attorney with the law firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP where her practice focused on derivatives and structured products (including regulation) secured and unsecured lending and capital markets transactions. She received her bachelor’s in business management from Georgia Tech and her juris doctorate from William & Mary Law School.
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 1:30 PM