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Uttara Dukkipati is an associate in the firm’s financial institutions and futures and derivatives practice groups. She assists clients with regulatory and compliance matters involving the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and markets for derivatives. Ms. Dukkipati regularly advises clients, including financial institutions, asset managers, and end-users, on regulatory and policy matters relating to the registration, trading, clearing, and other compliance obligations of the Dodd-Frank Act. She provides assistance with internal and government investigations.

  • Representation of ISDA on an analysis of the implications of Brexit on U.S. derivatives market participants, including on the CFTC's cross-border and substituted compliance regime.
  • Advise Tullett Prebon on its initial registration with the CFTC as a non-US swap dealer, including advice on the CFTC’s cross-border guidance and substituted compliance determinations. 
  • Advise Coinbase, Inc. on financial services regulations, including the regulatory requirements of the CFTC related to cryptocurrency.
  • Assist in representing individuals and companies in exchange and CFTC enforcement matters related to trade practice violations and market manipulation.
  • Advise multiple derivatives market participants, including financial institutions, on compliance with CFTC regulations, including policies and procedures related to futures and swaps trading and clearing.
  • Advise a wide range of corporate end-users of derivatives on transactional, documentation, and regulatory aspects of their participation in derivatives markets.
  • Advise a major financial institution and trade associations for financial institutions in connection with the treatment of non-deliverable forward transactions under the Dodd-Frank Act.
  • Advise a Foreign Exchange Intermediary in obtaining and implementing CFTC relief under Dodd-Frank provisions relating to derivatives, permitting continuation of their business operations.

Pro Bono

  • Representation of a family in a custody matter through the Children's Law Center.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association