Cheryl Aaron counsels clients on compliance with derivatives and banking laws and regulations, including the Dodd-Frank Act and related rules and interpretive guidance issued by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and other federal regulators.
Cheryl’s practice represents a broad range of clients, including commodity trading firms, financial institutions, energy companies and broker-dealers. Cheryl also drafts and reviews derivatives and energy trading transaction documentation, and aids clients in developing internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with their regulatory requirements.
Prior to joining Sutherland, Cheryl was an associate in the structured finance group of an international law firm in New York. She also worked in government relations at a Washington DC firm and served as an attorney intern for the Judiciary Committee office of Sen. Chuck Schumer. While completing her LL.M. degree at the Georgetown University Law Center, Cheryl was as an attorney intern at the SEC and at the Investment Adviser Association.
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