Meltem F. Kodaman

Meltem F. Kodaman: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP


Meltem Kodaman practices in the areas of general corporate and securities law, concentrating on derivatives contracts, including interest rate, foreign exchange, equity and commodity products. A member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Corporate Practice Group, Meltem’s derivatives practice represents a broad range of counterparties, including mutual funds, dealer banks, business development companies, insurance companies, pension plans, government-sponsored agencies, universities, nonprofit corporations and energy companies.

Meltem advises commercial firms on how they may be impacted by the new regulatory regime imposed on the derivatives markets by the Dodd-Frank Act as well as European derivatives reform developments, such as European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). Meltem is also active in the firm’s Transactional practice and advises clients engaged in public and private securities offerings.

Selected Experience

Advised public companies on OTC derivatives transactions and Dodd-Frank Act compliance.
Represented a commodity pool operator in establishing one of the first publicly traded commodity pools investing in oil futures contracts and other oil interests.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Trading & Transactions
  • Corporate
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Exchange Traded Funds
  • Insurance Finance
  • Insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.383.0674  Phone
University Attended:
Wellesley College, B.A., magna cum laude
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., Member, Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law
Year of First admission:
2003, New York; 2004, District of Columbia

Professional Activities

Member, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)
Member, Committee on Derivatives and Futures Law, American Bar Association


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