Bo Harvey


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  • Duke University School of Law, JD, Articles Editor, Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, 2009
  • Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business, MBA, 2009
  • University of California San Diego, BA, Phi Beta Kappa, 1999
  • California
  • New York

Bo represents a range of corporate and financial clients in connection with capital markets transactions, derivatives and financial regulation. He advises banks, corporations and asset managers on structured products, prime brokerage, swaps and other derivatives.  Bo has experience in negotiating documentation related to equity, rate, currency, energy and commodity trading, including futures and prime brokerage agreements, ISDAs and related credit support documentation, share repurchase documentation, structured equity products and hedging programs for renewable energy projects and corporate PPAs.   In addition to his transactional practice, Bo advises financial market participants on securities and commodities law matters, including SEC, CFTC, EMIR and Dodd-Frank regulations.  Bo is also a member of the firm’s data privacy and security industry team, and has experience negotiating end user license agreements, terms of use and master services agreements, as well as advising on cybersecurity regulations affecting financial market participants.  

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Bo was assistant general counsel for one of the world’s leading global alternative asset managers. In addition to providing legal advice in connection with the firm’s trading activities, he was extensively engaged in the implementation of regulatory and transactional initiatives related to swap trading, reporting, recordkeeping and execution.  Bo has also represented financial institutions as an associate at a leading international law firm, where he worked on a variety of structured finance and capital markets transactions.

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Bo Harvey
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Co-author, "High Frequency Trading: The Path Forward For Market Liquidity And Stability," Risk & Compliance, Jan - Mar 2017
Co-author, "Blockchain Risk Factors in Securities Offerings and Filings," Information Law Journal, Winter 2017
Co-author, "Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps and Understanding Impact on Documentation," Lexis Practice Advisor, July 14, 2016
Co-author, "Better Later Than in Error: Harmonizing Global Swap Data Reporting Timeframes," Futures and Derivatives Law Report, July 2015
Speaker, "Blockchain and Financial Technology," SEC Compliance and Disclosure Update, McGuireWoods LLP SEC Practice Complimentary Webinar Series, January 31, 2017
Presenter, "Commodity Derivatives Regulation in the U.S.," CLE presentation, October 18, 2016
Presenter, "Commodity Derivatives Regulation in the U.S.," CLE presentation, September 23, 2016
Speaker, Managing Relationships: Best Practices for Working with Service Providers, McGuireWoods LLP and The Regulatory Fundamentals Group, June 14, 2016
FFIEC Issues FAQs on the Cybersecurity Assessment Tool, Password Protected, October 24, 2016
SEC Pushes Back Security-Based Swap Reporting, Derivations, October 13, 2016
New York Raises the Bar – Will Other States Follow? , Password Protected, September 21, 2016
NFA Adopts Cybersecurity Guidance for NFA Members, Password Protected, November 19, 2015
New CFTC Cybersecurity Standards Are Coming Soon, Password Protected, October 8, 2015
Four Cybersecurity Ideas from CFTC Commissioner Bowen, Password Protected, September 25, 2015