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Mark D. Sherrill


Mark Sherrill is a bankruptcy and insolvency lawyer who focuses on financial and commodity markets. His practical experience with derivatives and other commodity contracts provides an edge when those issues arise in bankruptcy court. In turn, Mark’s experience in many of the country’s largest bankruptcy cases helps him counsel clients on specific bankruptcy risks at the transactional stage.

With a keen understanding of the complex derivatives market, Mark focuses primarily on the effect of bankruptcy law on physical and financial trading of energy commodities. He counsels energy companies and commodity traders to protect clients’ business interests as they interact with financially distressed counterparties. He also works with energy companies, commodity traders 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 aids companies in evaluating credit and liquidity risks, including assisting a major hedge fund with an emergency review of its entire trading book at the outset of the credit crunch. He also addresses issues related to the ongoing dynamics of contractual and regulatory responses to systemic risk.

Aside from financial and commodity issues, Mark has represented debtors, DIP lenders, secured creditors, noteholders, post-confirmation trusts and other major constituencies in bankruptcy proceedings involving commercial real estate, airlines, major retailers, consumer products and telecommunications companies. He has engaged in alternative dispute resolution and significant bankruptcy litigation, including at the appellate level. In addition, Mark has represented numerous buyers and sellers of distressed assets, in and out of bankruptcy court.

Prior to joining the firm, Mark served as a law clerk for the Honorable Randolph Baxter of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Awards and Rankings

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights (2024)

Selected for inclusion in Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars” (2013-2014)

Professional Activities

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

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

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

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Eversheds Sutherland is an international top 10 law practice helping a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals 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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