Stephen T. Tsai

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Energy, Environmental & Commodities
  • Government Enforcement & Investigations
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Energy & Commodities Derivatives
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Trading & Transactions
  • Policy & Government Affairs
  • Environmental
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0897
Fax: 202-637-3593
University University of Michigan, B.A.
Law SchoolCleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, J.D., summa cum laude Associate, Cleveland State Law Review, Editor, Cleveland State Law Review
Admitted2006, Ohio; District of Columbia
BornDallas, Texas, September 13, 1980

Stephen Tsai practices energy and commodities law at Sutherland, where he counsels clients on trading in commodity derivatives, complying with commodities laws such as the Commodity Exchange Act, and responding to inquiries from financial regulators. He also advises clients with respect to investigations and inquiries by the Division of Enforcement of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and other financial regulators.

Prior to joining the firm, Stephen spent four years as a trial attorney at the CFTC in Washington, D.C. He conducted extensive investigations of potential violations of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations. Stephen's most well-known case was leading a large part of the multi-year, high-profile international investigation into Barclays' LIBOR reporting, which resulted in a record CFTC civil monetary penalty of $200 million.

While attending law school, Stephen gained experience as a summer associate at a law firm in Canton, Ohio. Later, he joined that firm as an associate. He also briefly worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Patricia A. Gaughan of the United States District Court Northern District of Ohio.

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Stephen T. Tsai

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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