Joshua B. Sterling


As co-leader of the firm’s derivatives and commodities practice, Josh advises financial firms and other market participants on regulatory and transactional matters under the Dodd-Frank Act. More generally, Josh advises a variety of asset managers, funds and institutions located in Asia and Europe on the legal and regulatory implications of offering their products and services in the United States.

Currently, Josh is helping several firms assess how their investment and trading activities may implicate requirements to register with the CFTC, and whether those clients may avail themselves of exemptions from registration. He is also assisting financial firms and operating companies with implementing core requirements of the Dodd-Frank provisions applicable to swaps transactions.


  • Capital Raising for Private Funds, DelMorgan & Co. Expert Webinar Series (2014)
  • Derivatives Regulatory Reform: An Update on Key Issues for Fund Directors, Independent Directors Council Chapter Meeting, Los Angeles (2014)
  • Derivatives Reform and Enforcement: A Mid-Year Assessment, Bingham Seminar, New York (2014)
  • Regulatory Update: The Evolving Dodd-Frank Landscape for Asset Managers, Bingham Seminar, Boston (2014)
  • U.S. Regulatory and Enforcement Update: Key Considerations for Asset Managers Under the CFTC and Dodd-Frank Regimes, Bingham Webinar (2014)
  • The CFTC’s Global Enforcement Agenda: The Shape of Things to Come Under Dodd-Frank, Bingham Webinar (2013)
  • The New Paradigm for Swaps Trading: Overview of Clearing and Trade Execution, Bingham Webinar (2013)
  • Briefing on Recent CFTC/SEC Developments for Hedge Fund Managers in Asia, Citi Prime Finance & Futures APAC Business Advisory (2013)
  • Money Market Fund Reform, IA Watch Webinar (2013)
  • New Compliance Obligations Facing Swap Dealers, Introducing Brokers and Futures Commission Merchants, Bingham Seminar, New York (2013)
  • Key Compliance Issues for Registered Commodity Pool Operators and Commodity Trading Advisors, Bingham Seminar, New York (2013)
  • Morgan Stanley Latin America Investment Conference, Rio de Janeiro (2013)
  • New Opportunities and Challenges for Emerging Fund Managers, Boston (2013)
  • Year-end Review of Compliance/Legal Matters, Bingham Seminar, New York (2012)
  • CFTC Registration, IA Watch Webinar (2012)
  • Navigating Possible CFTC Registration and the Treatment of Swaps, Bingham Seminar, New York (2012)
  • Viteos Singapore Roundtable on Commodity Futures Regulation of Asset Managers (2012)
  • Citi Prime Finance Hong Kong Roundtable on CFTC Regulatory Developments (2012)
  • Compliance Asia CFTC Update Program (2012)
  • Key CFTC Developments for Private Fund Managers, Bingham Seminar, Boston (2012)
  • Key CFTC and AIFM Developments for Asian Fund Managers, Bingham Seminar, Hong Kong (2012)
  • A Briefing on the Volcker Rule — Where Are We and What Are the Implications for Non-U.S. Asset Managers, HKIFA-Bingham Webinar (2012)
  • CFTC Registration & Reporting Amendments, Citi-Bingham Webinar (2012)
  • CFTC Teleconference (2012)
  • CFTC Registration & Reporting Amendments, Citi Prime Finance & Futures Online Seminar (2012)
  • Today’s Regulatory and Enforcement Environment — Practical Considerations for Your Organization, ICI Legal Forum, Washington, D.C. (2011)



  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • District of Columbia Bar, Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section

Awards & Honors

  • Legal 500 US (2014)

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