Raymond A.


Ray Ramirez represents clients in matters related to derivatives and structured products. He advises government-sponsored enterprises, insurance companies, publicly-traded commodity funds, energy companies and electric cooperatives that are derivatives end-users with respect to derivatives trading and compliance with the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulations. In particular, Ray counsels clients on how they may be impacted by the new regulatory regime imposed on the over-the-counter derivatives market by the Dodd-Frank Act and assists them in negotiating documentation and developing internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the new requirements.

Ray is a member of Sutherland's Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Sutherland's Legal Project Management Core Team. Before joining Sutherland, Ray participated in the firm’s 2009 Summer Associate Program where he worked on insurance and tax matters. He gained additional experience in investment management and securities regulation as a legal intern for a major insurance company. Prior to entering the legal field, Ray was as a New York City public school teacher.

Awards and Rankings

Named to the 2012 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll

Selected for inclusion in Washington, D.C., Super Lawyer® "Rising Stars" (2016)

Professional Activities

President, Region V, Hispanic National Bar Association

  • J.D., Pace University School of Law, Student Member, Journal of Court Innovation
  • M.S., with distinction, Mercy College
  • B.A., Boston College
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • Spanish

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