- Environmental & Commodities
- Energy & Commodities Derivatives
- Government Enforcement & Investigations
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Trade & Sanctions
- Trading & Transactions
- Derivatives & Structured Products
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0926|
|University ||Georgetown University, B.A.; University of Virginia Darden School of Business, M.B.A., 2009|
|Law School||University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.|
|Admitted||2011, District of Columbia and Virginia|
Alex Holtan counsels energy clients regarding investment and trading in commodity derivatives, compliance with securities laws such as the Commodity Exchange Act and the Dodd-Frank Act, commodities-related enforcement matters and internal investigations, and matters related to corporate governance. He also advises energy firms, commercial end users, investment banks and pooled investment vehicles on an array of derivatives and other transactions.
Before joining Sutherland, Alex worked as an associate at another Washington, D.C., law firm. His past experience also includes serving as a law clerk for the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee and as the Washington, D.C. Programs Director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Awards and Rankings
Selected for inclusion in Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers ”Rising Stars“ (2014)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
CFTC Fines Summit Energy Services, Inc. for Violating CTA Registration Rules Under the Commodity Exchange Act
Daphne G. Frydman,Alexander S. Holtan,Catherine M. Krupka,Nicole S. Lim,Raymond A. Ramirez, February 13, 2015
On January 16, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a settlement order requiring Summit Energy Services, Inc. (Summit Energy) to pay a $140,000 civil monetary penalty for acting as an unregistered commodity trading advisor (CTA),1 in violation of Section 4m(1) of the Commodity...
CFTC Affords Market Participants a “Second Bite” at the Swap Recordkeeping and Reporting Rules
James M. Cain,Meghan R. Gruebner,Alexander S. Holtan,Meltem F. Kodaman,Raymond A. Ramirez, April 4, 2014
Last month, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a request for public comment on its swap data recordkeeping and reporting requirements under Part 45 of its regulations. The CFTC adopted Part 45 in 2012 pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act...
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