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.
October 15, 2014
FINRA issued a notice reminding firms that confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements and the arbitration discovery process do not prevent an individual from reporting to FINRA or other
October 13, 2014
Concurrently with the announcement of an enforcement action against two broker-dealers for the improper sale of penny stocks through unregistered offerings, the SEC issued a risk alert and FAQs to