David is co-head of the Eversheds Sutherland (US) Energy and Commodity Trading Team. He combines two sophisticated practices in regulatory and transactional matters to advise clients on derivatives, physical commodity trades and structured transactions. Based in Washington DC, his practice is at the forefront of enforcement and compliance developments at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), derivatives exchanges and other federal, state and international regulators. David also advises firms about competition issues in the context of commodity transactions.
Acts as lead counsel for several of the largest energy companies and commodity trading firms regarding derivatives reform under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 and similar developments in other countries.
Advises clients on a wide range of physical and financial trading transactions, with an emphasis on energy, metal and agricultural commodity transactions.