About Bo

Bo Harvey is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Energy Development practice and represents energy clients and financial institutions in connection with a wide variety of matters. He concentrates his practice on assisting clients with various stages of project financing, development and acquisition, as well as negotiating hedging structures and offtake arrangements. Bo also counsels clients on regulatory issues related to the Dodd-Frank Act and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations.

Earlier in his career, Bo worked in California and New York for international law firms and as assistant general counsel for an alternative asset manager. In those roles he advised clients on a variety of swaps, trading agreements, physical and financial commodity transactions, and related regulatory matters.

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  • Representation of multinational corporations and financial institutions in the entry into ISDA Master Agreements and a variety of physically-settled and cash-settled hedging and swap transactions.
  • Representation of energy industry participants in structuring offtake and hedging arrangements for renewable energy projects.
  • Advising end-users and financial entities on Dodd-Frank Act rules, including Title VII swap and security-based swap rule implementation, as well as compliance with ISDA protocols and CFTC/SEC requirements.
  • Representation of banks and hedge funds on a variety of commodity- and equity-linked structured note programs.
  • Negotiating long-term physical gas transactions under NAESB contracts.
  • Representation of financial institutions on accelerated share repurchase transactions and other equity buyback programs.
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • CIPP/US certification, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Co-author, “High Frequency Trading: The Path Forward For Market Liquidity And Stability,” Risk & Compliance, January - March 2017
  • Co-author, “Blockchain Risk Factors in Securities Offerings and Filings,” Information Law Journal, Winter 2017
  • Co-author, “Blockchain for Financial Services Lawyers: What It Is, Why It Matters, and Possible Regulatory Responses,” Lexis Practice Advisor, July 18, 2016
  • Co-author, “Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps and Understanding Impact on Documentation,” Lexis Practice Advisor, July 14, 2016
  • Co-author, “Better Later Than in Error: Harmonizing Global Swap Data Reporting Timeframes,” Futures and Derivatives Law Report, July 2015

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