Ruddy Law Office, PLLC
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1225 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
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  • NEWS & BLOGS: City of Providence brings class action against exchanges, brokerages, proprietary firms for market manipulation via high frequency trading:The city of Providence, Rhode Island, sued a group of major securities exchanges, brokerages, and proprietary trading firms in a putative class action on behalf of all investors who bought or sold stock on a public exchange since 2009, contending that the defendants manipulated the U.S. securities markets and diverted billions of dollars from buyers and sellers of securities to themselves, in violation of the Exchange Act. +more
  • NEWS & BLOGS: SEC staff issues guidance for BDs with market access:The staff of the SEC's Division of Trading and Markets has issued guidance on risk management controls for broker-dealers with market access. +more
  • NEWS & BLOGS: Jurisdiction of CFTC over certain retail commodity transactions affirmed:In a case of first impression, a three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit held that the Dodd-Frank Act had expanded CFTC’s enforcement authority over retail commodity transactions offered “on a leveraged or margined basis, or financed by the offeror, the counterparty, or a person acting in concert with the offeror or counterparty on a similar basis.” +more

Welcome to the website of the Ruddy Law Office, PLLC

The Ruddy Law Office, PLLC ("Ruddy Law") is a Washington, DC based boutique law firm that provides legal advice to registered investment advisers, commodity futures registrants (IBs, FCMs, CPOs, and CTAs), hedge funds and other members of the alternative investment community. Ruddy Law assists clients with initial and ongoing regulatory needs association with the National Futures Association ("NFA"), Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC"), Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC"), as well as other federal and state regulatory agencies. We have proudly offered these services since our inception in 2001.

The core client base of Ruddy Law consists of smaller brokerage and advisory firms - i.e. those firms with a single office or less than a dozen employees - that are seeking niche-oriented advice delivered with the highest quality of service. At the same time, the practice serves as legal counsel to futures commission merchants, larger investment firms, entrepreneurs from diverse industries, private equity funds, and venture capitalists. Ruddy Law also offers related business litigation services, including representation throughout civil proceedings and regulatory investigations.

Ruddy Law is a member of the Alliance of Business Lawyers, a global alliance of business law firms linked to assist in providing clients legal advice worldwide.

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