Ed Schroeder, over the course of several decades, has played a critical role in helping to shape futures trading laws. As an attorney specializing in futures trading laws, he has represented commodity exchange and clearing organizations including: ICE Futures U.S., the Board of Trade of the City of New York, the Coffee, Sugar & Cocoa Exchange and the New York Clearing Corp. Most recently he retired as partner and senior counsel at the law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Over the years, he has been instrumental in shaping early commodity trading laws, serving from 1975-76 on the CFTC’s Advisory Committee on the Definition and Regulation of Market Instruments. He was the founder and first chairman of the Committee on Commodities Regulation of the Bar Association of the City of New York from 1976 through 1981 and is currently a member emeritus. On a broader scale, Schroeder chaired the American Bar Association’s Committee on Commodities Regulation from 1981 through 1986, and he has appeared as a witness before Congress on amendments to the Commodity Exchange Act and to commodity broker provisions of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.