Eversheds Sutherland Associate Recognized with ABA Top 40 Young Lawyer Award


Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that Associate Raymond A. Ramirez has been recognized with the 2017 American Bar Association (ABA) On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer Award.

Selected from a pool of nominations, the Top 40 Young Lawyer Award honors lawyers who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community service.

“We are very proud of Ray,” said Mark D. Wasserman, Eversheds Sutherland (US) Managing Partner and Co-CEO of Eversheds Sutherland Ltd. “He is very deserving of this honor as a result of his dedication to providing superior client service, combined with his commitment and hard work within our firm and the community.”

At Eversheds Sutherland, Mr. Ramirez represents clients in matters related to derivatives and structured products. He advises government-sponsored enterprises, insurance companies, publicly traded commodity funds, energy companies and electric cooperatives that are derivatives end-users with respect to derivatives trading and compliance with the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulations. In particular, Mr. Ramirez counsels clients on how they may be impacted by the new regulatory regime imposed on the over-the-counter derivatives market by the Dodd-Frank Act and assists them in negotiating documentation and developing internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the new requirements.

A member of the firm’s Hiring Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Mr. Ramirez also participates in various Bar activities and has an active pro bono practice that includes the representation of two inner city charter schools in Washington DC.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Ramirez serves as president of Region V of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), where he works to ensure the execution of the HNBA’s local, regional and national programs by working with the HNBA Board of Governors and HNBA affiliate organizations. Prior to entering the legal field, Mr. Ramirez was a New York City public school teacher.

About Eversheds Sutherland
As a global top 40 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal services to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals, acting for 71 of the Fortune 100, 57 of the FTSE 100 and 119 of the Fortune 200.

With more than 2,300 lawyers, Eversheds Sutherland operates in 62 offices in 30 jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. In addition, a network of more than 200 related law firms, including formalized alliances in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa, provide support around the globe.

Eversheds Sutherland provides the full range of legal services, including corporate and M&A; dispute resolution and litigation; energy and infrastructure; finance; human capital and labor law; intellectual property; real estate and construction; and tax.

Eversheds Sutherland comprises two separate legal entities: Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP (headquartered in the UK) and Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (headquartered in the US), and their respective controlled, managed, affiliated and member firms. The use of the name Eversheds Sutherland is for description purposes only and does not imply that the member firms or their controlled, managed or affiliated entities are in a partnership or are part of a global LLP. For more information, visit www.eversheds-sutherland.com.

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