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Ross Pazzol
300 North LaSalle Street
Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60654
T: (312) 820-5117
F: (312) 820-5106
Practice Areas
  • J.D., Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, 1987
  • B.A., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1981
  • Illinois


Ross Pazzol is a highly experienced financial services lawyer with broad expertise across a wide range of trading and clearing markets. Mr. Pazzol represents and advises clients regarding their compliance with CFTC, SEC, and Federal Reserve Board regulations.  His experience includes representing clearing organizations, exchanges, hedge funds, and proprietary trading firms, and analyzing the treatment of financial market contracts under the Bankruptcy Code and other similar laws.

Prior to joining Murphy & McGonigle, Mr. Pazzol served as an Assistant General Counsel at Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). At CME, he represented the CME Clearinghouse in connection with various CFTC and Federal Reserve Board examinations, and in connection with its implementation of complex liquidity, collateral, and custody arrangements.  Mr. Pazzol also represented CME’s BrokerTec affiliates with respect to their compliance obligations under SEC and CFTC regulations.

Mr. Pazzol’s prior experience includes time at several private law firms and two years as a Staff Attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Market Regulation. He is also a member of the Future’s Industry Association Law and Compliance Division.