Warren N. Davis: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Warren N. Davis

Warren N. Davis
Of Counsel
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Corporate
  • Financial Services
  • Energy, Environmental & Commodities
  • Energy Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Insurance Finance
  • Mutual Funds
  • Capital Markets & Investments
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Insurance
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0133
Fax: 202-637-3593
University Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S.
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D. Associate Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
Admitted1975, District of Columbia

Professional Activities
Active Member, ISDA
Member, Managed Funds Association
Member, Futures Industry Association
Member, Subcommittee on Derivatives Instruments, American Bar Association
Founder, Georgetown Program for Jewish Civilization
National Commissioner, Anti-Defamation League
Member, Executive Committee of the ADL Regional Board of Directors
Member, Board of Editors, Futures and Derivatives Law Report

BornDenver, Colorado, May 2, 1947

With nearly 40 years of experience in corporate financial transactions, for the past 20 years, Warren Davis has advised clients on derivatives, related risk management activities and financial disclosure. Warren is at the forefront helping clients navigate the complexities of the Dodd-Frank Act regulatory regime for derivatives, including commenting on numerous Commodities Future Trading Commission (CFTC) rulemakings and advising with respect to the development of new documentation for cleared and uncleared swaps. He takes care to educate himself and his clients on the risks and benefits of dealing in various types of derivatives, where subtle differences in documentation can have large real-world consequences. Warren is an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School where he teaches the Regulation of Derivatives.

Warren represented buy-side firms in development of new standard documentation for cleared swaps under the auspices of the Futures Industry Association (FIA) and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and protocols amending existing Master Agreement documentation for uncleared swaps under the auspices of ISDA.

His clients include a broad range of end-user counterparties including hedge funds, insurance companies, pension plans, mutual funds, foreign governments, government-sponsored agencies, universities, banks, energy companies, industrial corporations, shipping companies and high net worth individuals; and he advises on all types of derivatives including transactions tied to interest rates, securities and equity indices, commodities, credit and credit indices, freight and weather events.

Selected Experience
Sutherland represents FHLBs in new derivatives regulations of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Sutherland aids investment manager of large hedge funds in negotiating various agreements.
Sutherland negotiates $15 billion trade for large insurer with two derivatives dealers.

Awards and Rankings

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of derivatives and futures law (2006-2015)

Selected for inclusion in Washington, DC, Super Lawyers (2013-2014)


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Regulators Publish Re-proposed Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps
James M. Cain,Warren N. Davis,Daphne G. Frydman,David T. McIndoe,R. Michael Sweeney, October 2, 2014
On September 3, 2014, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Board) jointly adopted, with certain federal banking regulators, re-proposed rules that will require registered swap dealers, security-based swap dealers, major swap participants and major security-based swap...

NFA Issues Revised Forms CPO-PQR and CTA-PR
James M. Cain,Warren N. Davis,Daphne G. Frydman,David T. McIndoe,R. Michael Sweeney, June 17, 2014
On June 5, the National Futures Association (NFA) announced the issuance of revised Forms CPO-PQR and CTA-PR. The NFA is the self-regulatory organization to which the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has delegated the registration of, and certain oversight functions with respect to,...

CFTC Adopts Streamlined Approach for Delegation of CPO Registration
James M. Cain,Warren N. Davis,Daphne G. Frydman,David T. McIndoe,R. Michael Sweeney, May 27, 2014
On May 12, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) issued a staff letter (the Staff Letter) that provides a streamlined approach for commodity pool operators (CPOs) to request no-action relief to delegate the CPO...
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Warren N. Davis

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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