Mark D.
Sherrill
Partner

202.383.0360

With a keen understanding of the complex derivatives market, Mark Sherrill focuses primarily on the physical and financial trading of energy commodities. He counsels energy companies and commodity traders on the interrelationships of bankruptcy, derivatives and the Dodd-Frank Act. Mark’s knowledge of the various issues involved in derivatives and related matters make him a prominent player in many of the country’s largest bankruptcy cases, particularly those affecting the energy and commodity markets. He works with energy companies, broker-dealers and hedge funds on various complex transactions, including asset-based structured transactions, agreements for the purchase and sale of energy and commodities and other over-the-counter derivatives.

Mark advises clients to manage their various risks associated with their derivatives positions, including as part of companies’ efforts to adjust to the various rules implemented as a result of the Dodd-Frank regime. He also aids companies in evaluating credit and liquidity risks. Prior to joining the firm, Mark served as a law clerk for the Honorable Randolph Baxter of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Selected Experience

Sutherland assesses counterparty credit risk for financial companies at start of credit crunch.
At the outset of the credit crunch, Sutherland assisted hedge fund clients to review trading contracts and evaluate counterparty credit risk.
Sutherland represents secured lenders in real estate bankruptcy cases.
Sutherland serves as counsel to secured lenders in broad spectrum of real estate bankruptcies.
Sutherland assists customers of failed brokerage houses.
Sutherland represents futures trading customers in insolvency cases involving Peregrine Financial, MF Global and Lehman Brothers.

Awards and Rankings

Selected for inclusion in Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars” (2013)

Professional Activities

Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Member, International Swaps and Derivatives Association
Member, Futures Industry Association
Member, International Energy Credit Association

Education
  • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • B.A., Johns Hopkins University
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • Virginia
Clerkships

Honorable Randolph Baxter, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a 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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