Jones Day is a global law firm with 41 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Its unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration and contributes to its perennial ranking as among the best in the world in client service. Jones Day provides significant legal representation for almost half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500.
Squire Patton Boggs has more than 2,600 lawyers and support staff in 44 offices across 21 countries. Together we collaborate effectively across a diverse range of local, regional, and international markets, business models, and practice areas.
Our team serves public and private organizations, from Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 corporations to emerging companies, hedge funds, private equity funds, traditional institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, high net worth families and investors, public-private partnerships, and local and national governments.
Our preeminent Public Policy Practice works with clients to develop effective strategies to make sure they are heard, at the right time, by the right people, in capital cities across the globe. We are consistently recognized as the leading US law firm in the areas of public policy and lobbying and representation of sovereign governments and entities around the world, by publications such as the American Lawyer, Chambers USA, National Law Journal, Roll Call, Influence, and The Hill. We were among one of the first firms to recognize that all three branches of the government could serve as forums to advocate for our clients in order to produce tangible results.
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP provides legal services worldwide to diverse clients in seven major practice areas: corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax.
Kennyhertz Perry, LLC is a business and litigation law firm representing clients in highly regulated industries. The firm was founded by two veteran Kansas City attorneys, John Kennyhertz and Braden Perry. Kennyhertz Perry is located in Kansas City, Mo. To learn more about the firm, visit kennyhertzperry.com.
McEldrew Young is a Philadelphia law firm representing SEC, CFTC, IRS and DOJ whistleblowers in cases involving corporate misconduct, securities fraud, tax evasion, health care fraud and employment retaliation. The firm also represents individuals in catastrophic personal injury litigation from medical malpractice, products defects and transportation accidents. It was founded by attorneys James J. McEldrew, III and Eric Young. To learn more, visit mceldrewyoung.com.
Joel Telpner represents financial institutions, derivative dealers, Fortune 500 corporations, hedge funds, pension funds, and other end-users in designing, structuring, and negotiating complex derivative and structured finance transactions. Joel advises clients on a broad variety of financial products and transactions, including credit, equity, and commodity derivatives; synthetic products; credit and equity-linked products; hedge fund-linked products; structured and leveraged finance transactions; CDOs/CLOs; and other securitization products. In addition, Joel advises financial institutions and end-users on understanding and complying with the regulatory requirements arising from the financial reform legislation, as well as new opportunities resulting from the legislation.
Richard Shilts is a senior policy advisor at Squire Patton Boggs. He works with clients to help them navigate the post-Dodd-Frank Act regulatory landscape for derivatives, focusing on complex regulatory, reporting and compliance issues. Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Mr. Shilts served in a number of senior positions at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). In his lengthy career at the CFTC, Mr. Shilts held numerous senior management roles, including director of the Division of Market Oversight. He played a key role in many Commission initiatives and in policy formation including Dodd Frank rulemakings related to trading, data reporting, position limits, and the requirements for designated contract markets, swap execution facilities, swap data repositories, and foreign boards of trade. Mr. Shilts advised the Commission on matters related to the oversight of regulated futures and swaps exchanges and issues related to futures, option and swaps trading, reporting, and the CFTC’s oversight of derivatives exchanges and surveillance of trading activity in the U.S. to ensure that the Commission’s regulatory programs reflected evolving market conditions. Mr. Shilts has Bachelors and Master Degrees in Economics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
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 Sutherland’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 also 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).
Braden Perry has been featured as a regulator contributor and media source with a variety of financial and legal publications, including Lawyers.com, LawTV, Law360 and Compliance Crossing, among others. A former CFTC senior trial attorney and veteran in regulatory compliance and white collar defense, Braden has expertise and consults with clients throughout the United States in areas of internal investigations, enforcement matters, regulatory issues, and corporate transactions, including advising on mergers and acquisitions in highly complex regulatory structures.
Eric Young is a whistleblower attorney and partner at McEldrew Young. He has helped clients report corporate misconduct resulting in more than $2 billion in fines and penalties by the federal and state governments. Since Dodd-Frank authorized the SEC and CFTC whistleblower programs, Eric represents whistleblowers in cases of securities and derivatives fraud, market manipulation, accounting fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other violations of the Commodity Exchange Act, the Securities Act and the Securities Exchange Act. He also represents Taft-Hartley pension funds in securities fraud litigation.