Alexander S. Holtan: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Alexander S. Holtan

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Energy
  • Environmental & Commodities
  • Energy & Commodities Derivatives
  • Environmental
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Trade & Sanctions
  • Trading & Transactions
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Commodities Enforcement & Investigations
  • Policy & Government Affairs
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0926
Fax: 202-637-3593
University Georgetown University, B.A.; University of Virginia Darden School of Business, M.B.A., 2009
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
Admitted2011, District of Columbia and Virginia

Professional Activities

Member, Legal Counsel for the Elderly's Young Lawyers Alliance


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 -2015)


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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...
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Alexander S. Holtan

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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