Athena Y. Velie, Esq. is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, based in its Washington, D.C. office. The co-head of her firm’s Commodities Regulatory practice, she represents financial institutions, hedge funds, energy and commodity companies, agricultural cooperatives and trade associations in a wide variety of commodity and derivatives regulatory, legislative and compliance matters. Ms. Velie, who is on the drafting committees of the ISDA Emissions Trading Working Group and the ISDA Coal Trading Working Group, is also a member of the ABA’s Committee on Regulation of Futures and Derivatives Instruments, as well as various climate change committees of the ABA’s Section on Science and Technology. She has authored numerous articles and book chapters and speaks regularly regarding commodities regulatory, compliance and enforcement developments, as well as carbon and renewable product markets.