The former co-heads of Hunton & Williams’ commodities trading group have joined Sutherland Asbill & Brennan’s Washington office, Sutherland announced Monday.
David McIndoe and R. Michael Sweeney Jr. joined Sutherland as partners. Both attorneys have helped energy and financial companies navigate the reforms created under the Dodd-Frank Act.
McIndoe focuses his practice on derivatives, commodities, structured products, hedge funds and capital markets transactions. He has represented clients before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Sweeney represents clients before the CFTC and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. His client list includes oil companies, investor-owned utilities, power producers, system operators, energy traders and energy markets.
“Dodd-Frank imposes a completely new regulatory structure for the derivatives market, and clients are demanding firms have adequate bench strength to advise them on how they should hedge their investments and other business risks in this new environment,” James Cain, head of Sutherland’s derivatives practice, said in a written statement. "Having been as deeply involved in the rulemaking process as other Sutherland lawyers have been, David and Michael immediately expand and reinforce our ability to guide clients through this critical time.”