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Josh Sterling

Josh Sterling

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Joshua (Josh)
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Joshua Sterling has been navigating the derivatives and securities markets for more than 20 years, serving as a lead counsel to major companies and as a senior federal financial regulator. He is a recognized expert in assisting asset managers in the design, launch, and operation of commodity pools and other alternative trading vehicles. Throughout his career, Sterling has also represented major trade associations in industry reform efforts with Commodity Futures Trading Commission and National Futures Association.

RESPONSIBILITIES AT JONES DAY


CAREER AT THE COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION

  • Oversaw the 3,300 financial firms worldwide registered with the CFTC to participate in the global derivatives markets. 
  • Dramatically expanded the agency’s oversight, examination, and enforcement referral programs.
  • Participated extensively in the charging and settlement of several precedent-setting enforcement cases.
  • Completed a significant rulemaking agenda, concluding all open matters for his Division under the Dodd-Frank Act.
  • Led the agency’s enhanced supervision of registered firms in response to the COVID pandemic.
  • Completed over 60 major rule and relief initiatives.
  • Helped drive CFTC's innovation initiative in the crypto asset space.


CAREER AT MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS

  • Represented large-scale asset managers that participated extensively in the derivatives markets, including the sponsors of exchange-traded commodity pools, registered investment companies, and hedge funds
  • Worked with clients to structure their derivatives activities in compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act and related SEC and CFTC requirements. 
  • Helped lead the firm’s representation of significant asset management clients during the 2008-2009 financial crisis and in their implementation of Dodd-Frank reforms.

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS


AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • The Legal 500 United States recognized Sterling as an "excellent attorney able to provide highly customized advice."
  • He received the Chairman's Award for Excellence in Management for his record-setting accomplishments at CFTC.


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