- Capital Markets & Investments
- Derivatives and Structured Products
- Private Investment Funds
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0868|
|University ||Boston College, B.A.; Mercy College, M.S., with distinction|
|Law School||Pace University School of Law, J.D. Student Member, Journal of Court Innovation|
|Admitted||2011, District of Columbia; Maryland; New Jersey|
Ray Ramirez represents clients in matters related to derivatives and structured products. He advises government-sponsored enterprises, insurance companies, publicly-traded commodity funds, energy companies and electric cooperatives that are derivatives end-users with respect to derivatives trading and compliance with the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulations. In particular, Ray counsels clients on how they may be impacted by the new regulatory regime imposed on the over-the-counter derivatives market by the Dodd-Frank Act and assists them in negotiating documentation and developing internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the new requirements.
Ray is a member of Sutherland's Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Sutherland's Legal Project Management Core Team. Before joining Sutherland, Ray participated in the firm's 2009 Summer Associate Program where he worked on insurance and tax matters. He gained additional experience in investment management and securities regulation as a legal intern for a major insurance company. Prior to entering the legal field, Ray was as a New York City public school teacher.
Awards and Rankings
Named to the 2012 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll
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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