Warren Davis, is Of Counsel to Sutherland Asbill & Brennan and a member of Sutherland’s Corporate Practice Group. He practices in the area of corporate financial transactions and, for nearly 20 years, has focused specifically on derivatives, financial disclosure and related risk management.
Warren’s derivatives practice is diverse and includes representation of a broad range of counterparties including hedge funds, fund of funds, insurance companies, pension plans, mutual funds, foreign governments, government-sponsored agencies, universities, banks, energy companies, industrial corporations, shipping companies and high-net-worth individuals. His work encompasses many types of derivatives including transactions tied to interest rates, securities or an equity index; various commodities; credit and credit indices; freight; and weather events.
Warren assisted in the formation of the End-Users of Derivatives Association in the early 1990s. Today, he is an active member of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and served as a consultant to ISDA in connection with its Derivatives Users Committee. In addition, Warren developed a unique database product for clients, specially designed to help companies and hedge funds identify and monitor key terms in their ISDA master agreements and related credit support documents. He is also an active member of the Futures Industry Association, the Managed Fund Assoication and the Board of Editors of the Futures and Derivatives Law Report.
Warren is a frequent lecturer on derivatives and related topics and is an adjunct professor teaching derivatives law at George Washington University Law School. He is a Founder of the Georgetown Program for Jewish Civilization and a National Commissioner of the Anti-Defamation League