Alexander S.


Alex Holtan counsels energy clients regarding investment and trading in commodity derivatives, compliance with securities laws such as the Commodity Exchange Act and the Dodd-Frank Act, commodities-related enforcement matters and internal investigations, and matters related to corporate governance. He also advises energy firms, commercial end users, investment banks and pooled investment vehicles on an array of derivatives and other transactions.

Before joining Sutherland, Alex worked as an associate at another Washington, D.C., law firm. His past experience also includes serving as a law clerk for the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee and as the Washington, D.C. Programs Director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Awards and Rankings

Selected for inclusion in Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars” (2014-2016)

Professional Activities

Member, Legal Counsel for the Elderly’s Young Lawyers Alliance

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • M.B.A., University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  • B.A., Georgetown University
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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