Amicus Briefs

ISDA's amicus program is another important way that we fulfill our commitment to advocacy on behalf of the industry. ISDA files amicus briefs, known as “friend of the court” briefs, in court cases around the world that raise important policy issues that impact the over the counter derivatives market and market participants.

Because of ISDA's role in the development of derivatives markets, ISDA is uniquely well positioned to address issues of general importance to the industry. For example, ISDA has filed numerous briefs addressing the interpretation of the safe harbor provisions in the Bankruptcy Code as well as defending ISDA documentation provisions.

ISDA’s amicus program continues to actively monitor litigations that may impact the OTC derivatives market or market participants and we welcome member suggestions for possible participation in cases.

DateTitle / DescriptionDocuments
January 20, 2015
December 16, 2014
Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief %28ECF No. 25%29.pdf
March 7, 2014
October 9, 2013
Whyte v Barclays Amicus Brief Filed.pdf
August 20, 2012
ISDA Amicus Brief_Filed.pdf
April 3, 2012
Lomas PDF final.pdf
October 25, 2011
ISDA Firth Rixson Appeal Second Submission.pdf
July 29, 2011
ISDA Firth Rixson Appeal First Submission.pdf
February 2, 2011
November 1, 2010