Cheryl I.


Cheryl Aaron counsels clients on investment and trading in derivatives and commodities, and compliance with such laws as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 and the Commodity Exchange Act. She advises energy firms, commodity traders, commercial end-users, as well as financial entities on regulatory, transactional and enforcement issues related to a variety of derivatives and other transactions (including the purchase, sale, storage, exchange, financing, transportation and processing of energy commodities).

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, D.C. 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 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and at the Investment Adviser Association. Cheryl is active in pro bono work, having volunteered at the Brennan Center for Justice in New York, and currently serving as Sutherland’s liaison to the DC Bar Pro Bono Program and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.

Professional Activities

Treasurer, Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Board Chair, Anti-Defamation League Young Professionals Division
Associate Trustee, Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
Member, Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section of the DC Bar Association

  • LL.M., Securities and Financial Regulation, Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D., Boston College Law School
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

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