Cheryl represents financial institutions, energy companies, and commodity trading firms (including both end-users and swap dealers) on a variety of derivatives transactions, and drafts documentation for interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, commodities, and other derivatives product lines.
She assists clients on compliance with Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act and all related regulations and interpretive guidance issued by the Federal Reserve, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and others.
Cheryl has extensive experience advising clients on a range of derivatives and banking-related regulatory issues such as cross-border trading, federal deposit insurance, capital and margin requirements, and swap dealer registration. She also assists clients in creating advocacy strategies and responding to federal regulators’ proposed rulemakings in these areas of law.
She counsels clients in blockchain/distributed ledger technology, including the potential impact on business operations and the possible regulatory implications for the commodities, banking, and derivatives industries.
Prior to joining Michael Best, Cheryl practiced law in the Derivatives group of a global law firm in Washington, D.C. She began her legal career in the Structured Finance practice group of a global law firm based in New York City. Cheryl also previously served as a legal intern for Investment Advisor Association and as a law clerk for Senator Charles E. Schumer, in his Senate Judiciary Committee office.