Thomas Watterson

Thomas H. Watterson


Practice Areas


  • Duke University School of Law, 2012, J.D., cum laude, Executive Editor, Alaska Law Review
  • University of Delaware, 2007, B.A., honors, with distinction in International Relations and Economics

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Pennsylvania

Tom is an associate in the firm’s Financial Industry Group. His practice focuses on providing counseling in regulatory and transactional matters, with an emphasis on the use of derivatives (both over-the-counter and exchange traded) to registered investment companies, hedge funds, investment advisors, banks, insurance companies, commodity trading firms, and corporations. Tom’s counseling includes regulatory advice, negotiation of trading documentation, and counseling on the custody and transfer of margin.

Tom is also a member of the firm’s Investment Management Group, where he provides counseling to registered investment companies and their advisers on issues arising under the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and the Commodity Exchange Act.

In addition, Tom is a contributing author for The Swap Report, a blog that discusses regulatory and transactional issues related to derivatives.

Employment History

  • 2012 - Reed Smith
    • Summer Associate in 2011