Blair Paige Scott counsels clients on trading commodity derivatives, enforcement matters and compliance with regulations issued by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). She provides interpretation and guidance for rules promulgated under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, including subjects pertaining to entity classification, the definition of swap, margin requirements and trade documentation, as well as the prohibition on market manipulation and disruptive trading. In addition, Blair drafts compliance policies and procedures for commodity trading advisors in accordance with the Commodity Exchange Act, the regulations of the CFTC and the rules of the National Futures Association.
Using her knowledge and experience with analogous derivatives regulatory matters in the United States, Blair covers derivatives regulatory developments in Canada (federal and provincial), including issues related to reporting, margin, clearing and exemptions from dealer registration.
As a registered lobbyist, Blair lobbies Congress on matters regarding the reauthorization of the CFTC. She also works with clients to develop advocacy strategies, including drafting comment letters and providing guidance on the Lobbying Disclosure Act and the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP as an associate, Blair served as the firm’s commodities regulatory analyst. Her past experience also includes working as a legislative assistant for a Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives.