Sohair A. Aguirre

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Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 862 2278

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Practice Areas

  • Business Fraud & White Collar Defense
  • Corporate
  • Energy & Commodities
  • Energy & Commodities Investigations
  • Energy & Commodities Regulation & Compliance
  • Energy & Commodities Transactions
  • Litigation
  • Renewables
 
University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., with highest distinction, 2005
 
Law SchoolDuke University School of Law, J.D., 2008
 
AdmittedMaryland; District of Columbia
 
Biography

Sohair Aguirre focuses her practice on representing energy and commodity companies, financial institutions and trade associations in a variety of transactional, regulatory, compliance, and litigation matters. These energy clients cover a wide range of market participants, including end-users, swap dealers, major-swap participants, introducing brokers, and futures commission merchants.

Sohair represents client in enforcement matters before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) from the beginning phases of a document request to settlement negotiations or litigation. Additionally, she advocates for clients in rulemaking proceedings at FERC and the CFTC, including the CFTC's rulemakings implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. She has considerable experience advising clients on the regulatory requirements of the Commodity Exchange Act, the Federal Power Act, the Natural Gas Act, and the CFTC and FERC's regulations, including significant new CFTC regulatory requirements imposed by the Dodd-Frank Act. Sohair also advises clients with respect to various requirements for participation in the independent system operator and regional transmission organization wholesale energy markets, and counsels clients on negotiating energy master agreements, including the ISDA (and the various ISDA Dodd-Frank Protocols), EEI, and NAESB.

She received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law and her B.A. in international studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in law school, Sohair served as co-chair of the International Law Society and as a case manager for the Guantanamo Defense Clinic, where she worked on cases involving Guantanamo detainees Salim Hamdan and Omar Khadr. Sohair also conducted intensive research regarding the legal framework for various forms of preventive detention.

Sohair is admitted to practice in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is fluent in Persian and has studied French, Modern Standard Arabic and Turkish.

News & Resources

NEWS

News Releases

•Cadwalader Recognized for Excellence at 2013 Commodity Business Awards
Nov 21, 2013

Recognition

•Cadwalader Recognized for Excellence at 2013 Commodity Business Awards
Nov 21, 2013

RESOURCES

Clients Friends Memos

•Update Regarding D.C. Circuit's Demand Response Ruling
Jun 16, 2014

•D.C. Circuit Vacates FERC's Wholesale Demand Response Compensation Rule Because It Goes Too Far
Jun 02, 2014

•Significant Upwind Impact: The Supreme Court Upholds Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
May 09, 2014

•New Jersey Appeals Court Interprets Force Majeure Clause in NAESB
May 07, 2014

•CFTC Issues Final Exemption Order for RTO/ISO Transactions
Apr 03, 2013

•The DC Circuit Court Vacates Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
Aug 21, 2012

•FERC Staff Seeks Comments on Its Proposal for a Process to Advise the EPA
Feb 03, 2012

•EPA Finalizes Long-Awaited Transport Rule to Replace CAIR
Jul 18, 2011

Articles

•The Latest On Natural Gas Force Majeure Provisions
May 20, 2014

Events

•2013 Energy & Commodities Conference
Oct 10, 2013

 
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Update to New CME Rule on Disruptive Trading Practices Summary Chart
Sohair A. Aguirre,Neal E. Kumar,Anthony M. Mansfield,Paul J. Pantano, September 18, 2014
On August 28, 2014, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc., the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., and the Commodity Exchange, Inc. (collectively, the “CME”) submitted a notice of a rule adoption to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the...

New CME Rule on Disruptive Trading Practices Summary Chart
Sohair A. Aguirre,Neal E. Kumar,Anthony M. Mansfield,Paul J. Pantano, September 15, 2014
On August 28, 2014, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc., the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., and the Commodity Exchange, Inc. (collectively, the “CME”) submitted a notice of a rule adoption to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the...

Update Regarding D.C. Circuit’s Demand Response Ruling
Sohair A. Aguirre,Kenneth W. Irvin,Gregory K. Lawrence,Natalie Mitchell, June 18, 2014
Since our last post regarding the D.C. Circuit’s demand response ruling, several notable developments have occurred in both the Electric Power Supply Ass’n v. FERC proceeding itself, and in other, related proceedings.

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Sohair A. Aguirre

700 Sixth Street, N.W.
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