Josh Sterling represents asset managers globally, including the sponsors of exchange-traded commodity pools, registered investment companies, and other pooled investment vehicles. He helps these clients develop and offer their products and services in the United States. In addition, Josh represents a major unit investment trust complex and its sponsor in all aspects of the complex’s operations. He also assists managers of alternative investment strategies in structuring their derivatives activities in compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act and related US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) requirements.
Josh counsels financial services clients on how their investment and trading activities may trigger requirements to register with the CFTC as commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors, swap dealers, and introducing brokers. In addition, Josh regularly advises managers and funds on regulatory examinations and compliance matters involving the SEC, the CFTC, and the National Futures Association. Josh also has significant experience working with asset and wealth management firms that are engaged in strategic and financial transactions.
The Legal 500 US has recognized Josh as an “excellent attorney able to provide highly customized advice” in his practice areas.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Josh was a partner at another international law firm, where he was a co-leader of the derivatives group and a member of its investment management practice.
University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2001, J.D.
Vanderbilt University, 1998, B.A.
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Investment fund formation and management: Mutual/registered/exchange-traded funds, The Legal 500 US (2014–2016, 2019)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)
Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section
Member, District of Columbia Bar, Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section