Warren N.
Davis
Of Counsel

202.383.0133

With nearly 40 years of experience in corporate financial transactions, for the past 20 years, Warren Davis has advised clients on derivatives, related risk management activities and financial disclosure. Warren is at the forefront helping clients navigate the complexities of the Dodd-Frank Act regulatory regime for derivatives, including commenting on numerous Commodities Future Trading Commission (CFTC) rulemakings and advising with respect to the development of new documentation for cleared and uncleared swaps. He takes care to educate  himself and his clients on the risks and benefits of dealing in various types of derivatives, where subtle differences in documentation can have large real-world consequences. Warren is an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School where he teaches the Regulation of Derivatives.

Warren represented buy-side firms in development of new standard documentation for cleared swaps under the auspices of the Futures Industry Association (FIA) and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and protocols amending existing Master Agreement documentation for uncleared swaps under the auspices of ISDA.

His clients include a broad range of end-user counterparties including hedge funds, insurance companies, pension plans, mutual funds, foreign governments, government-sponsored agencies, universities, banks, energy companies, industrial corporations, shipping companies and high net worth individuals; and he advises on all types of derivatives including transactions tied to interest rates, securities and equity indices, commodities, credit and credit indices, freight and weather events.

Selected Experience

Awards and Rankings

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of derivatives and futures law (2006-2014)

Selected for inclusion in Washington, DC, Super Lawyers® (2013-2014)

Professional Activities

Active Member, ISDA
Member, Managed Funds Association
Member, Futures Industry Association
Member, Subcommittee on Derivatives Instruments, American Bar Association
Founder, Georgetown Program for Jewish Civilization
National Commissioner, Anti-Defamation League
Member, Executive Committee of the ADL Regional Board of Directors
Member, Board of Editors, Futures and Derivatives Law Report
 

Education
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Associate Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
  • B.S.F.S., Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia, Active

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