Ronald H. Filler

Ronald H. Filler

Education & Credentials

  • BA – University of Illinois
  • JD – George Washington University Law School
  • LLM, Taxation – Georgetown University Law Center



Ronald H. Filler is a Professor of Law and Director of the Financial Services Law Institute at New York Law School, located in New York City. He is also the Program Director of its LL.M. in Financial Services Law Graduate Program. Before joining the faculty of NYLS in 2008, he was a Managing Director in the Capital Markets Prime Services Division at Lehman Brothers Inc., where he was responsible for various business, legal and regulatory matters involving the global futures markets. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers in 1993, he was a Partner and Member of the Executive Committee of Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz, a large law firm located in Chicago, IL and worked at various other law firms and brokerage firms earlier in his career.

Professor Filler is currently a Public Director and a Member of the Executive Committee of the National Futures Association, a Public Director of SWAP-EX, a swap execution facility owned by State Street, and a member of the Board of Directors of Global Clearing & Settlement, Inc., a firm providing insurance to clearing houses globally. He is a Past Chair of the CFTC’s Global Markets Advisory committee, has served on several industry boards and advisory committee and has been a member of several futures exchanges during his 35+ years in the industry. He has also served as a Senior Consultant to Allen & Overy, a major international law firm.

Professor Filler is a co-author of a new law treatise on “Regulation of Derivative Financial Instruments (Swaps, Options & Futures)” and he has written many articles and has spoken at over 200 conferences and programs throughout his career.