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Gordon Peery

Partner

Los Angeles - Downtown
Direct: (213) 270-9607
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Gordon Peery is a Partner and the Chairman of the Derivatives Practice Group.
 
Mr. Peery works from the Los Angeles office as a financial services and Dodd Frank lawyer and also as a lecturer, author and leading authority worldwide in over-the-counter derivatives, futures, hedging, derivatives in securitizations and investment management.
 
Mr. Peery has lectured throughout the U.S. and Canada, London, Frankfurt, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Brunei on effective ways to execute and settle derivatives in the current regulatory environment. He has also taught regulations implementing the Volcker Rule and margin and capital regulations arising out of Basel III and Title VII of Dodd Frank.
 
Mr. Peery counsels clients in the financial services, investment management, real estate, energy, oil and gas, commodities and corporate industries and practice areas. These clients include institutional investors such as the largest pensions in the world, global trustees, asset managers and fund complexes, advisors of 1940 Act funds and hedge funds and sub-advisors, Fortune 500 companies, utilities, providers of oil, gas, liquefied natural gas and electricity, international, community and regional banks, foundations, endowments and educational institutions, real estate developers and REITs as well as sovereign funds, counties, states and other governments.
 
Mr. Peery worked as outside counsel to a rating agency in commercial real estate originations as well as asset-backed securitizations.  Mr. Peery handled regulatory and litigation matters involving securitizations and currently assists a leading trustee in CDOs, CLOs, warehouse and other securitization- and derivatives-related representation.
 
In the energy and commodity areas, and as an associate in a leading Washington D.C. law firm, Mr. Peery was an instrumental part of a team representing, before Congress, an investment bank and derivatives provider to Enron Corp.  Mr. Peery represents a leading Asian oil, gas and LNG company, North American renewable energy affiliates of the leading European electricity utility and for these and other clients, Mr. Peery handles trading documentation and regulatory matters.  The government of Brunei retained Mr. Peery to assist with trading documentation and guidance with respect to North American, London, and Asian market practices and U.S. law.  Mr. Peery previously was the Global Derivatives Advisor for Canada’s largest law firm.
 
Mr. Peery is the author of The Post-Reform Guide to Derivatives and Futures (John Wiley & Sons, 2012), the winner of the 2012 International Book Award in the category of Law. His book has been used as a textbook at Columbia Law School and the Georgetown University Law Center, where Mr. Peery was a guest lecturer. A central theme of the book is that market participants that played no role in the 2008 market crises should not bear the brunt of comprehensive regulatory reform in the area of derivatives. Mr. Peery is a champion of community and regional banks and the need to minimize burdensome and unnecessary regulation affecting these and other market participants whose hedging and other investment activities were not contributors to the Great Recession. 
 
Investment advisors headquartered in the United States and in other leading markets retain Mr. Peery as exclusive derivatives, custody and regulatory counsel, notwithstanding the fact that these clients already have fund counsel.  Mr. Peery’s counsel includes practical recommendations for compliance with regulatory mandates and exemptions under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Investment Company Act of 1940, Dodd Frank, and other laws and regulatory initiatives (such as the fiduciary rule) emanating from Washington, D.C. after January 20, 2017.
 
Mr. Peery has written successful requests for no-action relief to regulators, has counselled staff of congressmen in the drafting of Dodd Frank and has appeared before the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on several occasions to interface directly with the chairman and commissioners to advocate protective and practical solutions to problems experienced in the 2008 market crises.
 
As a central part of his practice, he advises clients on cross-border, international issues and derivatives. In order to minimize the risk of counterparty default, Mr. Peery has dedicated much of his career to the implementation of effective custody, collateral and margin reform measures.
 
Mr. Peery has lived overseas and speaks Japanese.  Before its combination with Dal-Ichi Kangyo (and the Industrial Bank of Japan, to form Mizuho Financial Group), Mr. Peery worked as an instructor of beginning and intermediate Japanese to American bankers of The Fuji Bank, Limited.  Mr. Perry is well-versed with respect to derivative credit support documentation published for Japanese and other market participants throughout the world.
 
Gordon Peery is a Partner and the Chairman of the Derivatives Practice Group.
 
Mr. Peery works from the Los Angeles office as a financial services and Dodd Frank lawyer and also as a lecturer, author and leading authority worldwide in over-the-counter derivatives, futures, hedging, derivatives in securitizations and investment management.
 
Mr. Peery has lectured throughout the U.S. and Canada, London, Frankfurt, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Brunei on effective ways to execute and settle derivatives in the current regulatory environment. He has also taught regulations implementing the Volcker Rule and margin and capital regulations arising out of Basel III and Title VII of Dodd Frank.
 
Mr. Peery counsels clients in the financial services, investment management, real estate, energy, oil and gas, commodities and corporate industries and practice areas. These clients include institutional investors such as the largest pensions in the world, global trustees, asset managers and fund complexes, advisors of 1940 Act funds and hedge funds and sub-advisors, Fortune 500 companies, utilities, providers of oil, gas, liquefied natural gas and electricity, international, community and regional banks, foundations, endowments and educational institutions, real estate developers and REITs as well as sovereign funds, counties, states and other governments.
 
Mr. Peery worked as outside counsel to a rating agency in commercial real estate originations as well as asset-backed securitizations.  Mr. Peery handled regulatory and litigation matters involving securitizations and currently assists a leading trustee in CDOs, CLOs, warehouse and other securitization- and derivatives-related representation.
 
In the energy and commodity areas, and as an associate in a leading Washington D.C. law firm, Mr. Peery was an instrumental part of a team representing, before Congress, an investment bank and derivatives provider to Enron Corp.  Mr. Peery represents a leading Asian oil, gas and LNG company, North American renewable energy affiliates of the leading European electricity utility and for these and other clients, Mr. Peery handles trading documentation and regulatory matters.  The government of Brunei retained Mr. Peery to assist with trading documentation and guidance with respect to North American, London, and Asian market practices and U.S. law.  Mr. Peery previously was the Global Derivatives Advisor for Canada’s largest law firm.
 
Mr. Peery is the author of The Post-Reform Guide to Derivatives and Futures (John Wiley & Sons, 2012), the winner of the 2012 International Book Award in the category of Law. His book has been used as a textbook at Columbia Law School and the Georgetown University Law Center, where Mr. Peery was a guest lecturer. A central theme of the book is that market participants that played no role in the 2008 market crises should not bear the brunt of comprehensive regulatory reform in the area of derivatives. Mr. Peery is a champion of community and regional banks and the need to minimize burdensome and unnecessary regulation affecting these and other market participants whose hedging and other investment activities were not contributors to the Great Recession. 
 
Investment advisors headquartered in the United States and in other leading markets retain Mr. Peery as exclusive derivatives, custody and regulatory counsel, notwithstanding the fact that these clients already have fund counsel.  Mr. Peery’s counsel includes practical recommendations for compliance with regulatory mandates and exemptions under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Investment Company Act of 1940, Dodd Frank, and other laws and regulatory initiatives (such as the fiduciary rule) emanating from Washington, D.C. after January 20, 2017.
 
Mr. Peery has written successful requests for no-action relief to regulators, has counselled staff of congressmen in the drafting of Dodd Frank and has appeared before the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on several occasions to interface directly with the chairman and commissioners to advocate protective and practical solutions to problems experienced in the 2008 market crises.
 
As a central part of his practice, he advises clients on cross-border, international issues and derivatives. In order to minimize the risk of counterparty default, Mr. Peery has dedicated much of his career to the implementation of effective custody, collateral and margin reform measures.
 
Mr. Peery has lived overseas and speaks Japanese.  Before its combination with Dal-Ichi Kangyo (and the Industrial Bank of Japan, to form Mizuho Financial Group), Mr. Peery worked as an instructor of beginning and intermediate Japanese to American bankers of The Fuji Bank, Limited.  Mr. Perry is well-versed with respect to derivative credit support documentation published for Japanese and other market participants throughout the world.
 

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt Law School (1995), recipient, Bennett Douglas Bell endowed memorial honor and President, Vice President and elected member, Vanderbilt Law School Honor Council

  • B.A. in International Relations and Political Science, University of Southern California (1991), magna cum laude and member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi 

Admissions

  • California