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Marvin J. Goldstein concentrates in commodities and derivatives law as well as in corporate and energy law. He has counseled a number of firms acting as dealers and participants in the commodities (including energy and metals) and derivatives markets, advising them on various legal aspects of their trading activities. He has also assisted clients in structuring transactions, analyzing risks, preparing documentation and responding to counterparty defaults and market disruptions.

Marvin has experience with a wide range of transactions, including physical commodity transactions; swaps; options; cash-settled hybrid securities; and derivatives. He has extensive experience representing clients in connection with energy commodities as well as interest rates, currencies and other financial instruments. Marvin’s work has also involved a variety of traditional commodities, such as precious and base metals, coffee, sugar, cocoa, grains and cattle.

Honors & Awards

Marvin has been recognized by a number of publications, including Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for BusinessChambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 United States and Best Lawyers in America.


  • “Renewable Energy Under a Biden Administration,” Stroock Client Alert, December 22, 2020
  • “CFTC’s DSIO Issues Time-Limited No-Action Letter Relating to Variation Margin Requirements,” Stroock Special Bulletin, February 14, 2017
  • “Cross-Border Application of Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps,” Stroock Special Bulletin, June 6, 2016
  • “Final Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps: A Comparison,” Stroock Special Bulletin, January 25, 2016
  • "Recent Developments in the Regulatory Treatment of Bitcoin," Stroock Special Bulletin, October 19, 2015 
  • “FERC Proposes Expanding Disclosure Requirements for RTO and ISO Market Participants to Cover Broader Array of Information,” Stroock Special Bulletin, September 25, 2015
  • “CFTC Cross-Border Margin Proposal,” Stroock Special Bulletin, July 20, 2015
  • “SEC Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Proposal,” Stroock Special Bulletin, May 13, 2015
  • “Checkpoint: Update - Implementation Schedule of Margin Requirements for Uncleared Derivatives,” Thomson Reuters Vol. 16, No. 8, April 2015
  • “Update: Implementation Schedule of Margin Requirements for Uncleared Derivatives,” Stroock Special Bulletin, May 30, 2015


  • Member, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • Member, Committee on Commodities Regulation
    • Member, Banking Law Committee
    • Chair, Forward Contracts Subcommittee
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
    • Member, Committee on Commodities and Futures Law

Speeches & Events

  • Moderator, “What To Do When a Counterparty Becomes Distressed or Files for Bankruptcy: Safe Harbor Contracts and Strategies for Recovery,” Stroock Webinar, June 16, 2020

Admitted To Practice

New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1976

B.A., summa cum laude, Yeshiva University, 1973