Jacques Schillaci is Counsel in Linkaters LLP's Financial Regulation Group, and leads the US bank regulatory practice.  Jacques graduated from Northwestern University School of Law cum laude and Order of the Coif, where he was the Special Sections Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review and a student member of the Faculty Appointments Committee.  He received an A.B. with honors in political science and psychology from the University of Michigan, where he was the editorial page editor of The Michigan Daily.

Prior to joining Linklaters, Jacques practiced in the litigation and enforcement group at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and wrote on securities law topics for Bloomberg.

Jacques's practice focuses on advising US and foreign financial institutions on the impact of US financial regulation, with a particular emphasis on cross-border issues.  He has advised on a wide array of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, structured finance transactions, loans, and private fund formation.  In recent years, his practice has focused on both US and global responses to the financial crisis, including the Volcker Rule, derivatives market reforms and enhanced prudential standards for "too big too fail" financial institutions.

Jacques is a member of the Banking Law Committee of the New York City Bar.  He is frequently quoted in press articles about financial reform topics.  In his free time, Jacques enjoys musical theater, computer programming, and takes voice lessons.


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Fellow Year


Areas of Practice

Administrative & Regulatory


Banking/Financial Institutions

Leadership Positions

Head of US Financial Regulation Practice

Law School

Northwestern University School of Law

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