Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Capital Markets: Derivatives Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Well-regarded derivatives practice able to provide high-end transactional and regulatory advice. Clients include financial institutions and major corporates. Widely recognized for its capabilities in the energy and commodity space, as well as for its niche insurance focus.

Strengths A client comments: "They know the rules in swaps and derivatives and they know where you can get more creative."

An interviewee says: "They are unquestionably one of the teams to go to for insurance company clients who want to trade derivatives."

Clients report that the "team is easy to work with, is very accessible and provides clear guidance on complicated issues."

Notable practitioners

Interviewees appreciate that
James Cain
"is able to step away from the situation, look at the holistic picture and give you a different perspective." He regularly handles derivative matters in the insurance space.


Meltem Kodaman
regularly advises a broad range of clients, ranging from insurance companies to asset managers. One client calls her "a skilled negotiator," while another highlights her ability to "explain complex concepts to a lay person."


Raymond Ramirez
is considered an "excellent attorney" who is able to handle transactional and regulatory matters. Sources single him out for having "a knowledge of where the regulators stand on issues."