Douglas M. Grom

Douglas M. Grom

Practice Group Attorney

Douglas M. Grom focuses his practice on transactional, regulatory and litigation matters in the commodities, derivatives and securities industries. He counsels futures commission merchants, commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators, introducing brokers, proprietary trading firms and investment advisers regarding regulatory and compliance matters. Douglas is regularly involved in litigation in state and federal courts and in industry arbitration and mediation before the NFA and FINRA. He also represents clients in general corporate matters, including business formation and licensing.


  • Futures and derivatives
  • Private placements
  • NFA and CFTC registration and compliance
  • CTA and CPO disclosure documents
  • Defense of exchange members and registrants


Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Evans Scholars Leadership Council
  • Director, Jefferson Park Forward


  • J.D., cum laude, The John Marshall Law School, 2010
    • Staff Editor, Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor, The John Marshall Journal of Computer and Information Law, 2008-2010
  • B.S.B.A., cum laude, University of Missouri, 2007
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois