J. Christopher Giancarlo

Chairman, United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Washington, DC

Christopher Giancarlo is the chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Prior to becoming Chairman, Mr. Giancarlo was designated Acting Chairman on January 20, 2017, and had served as a CFTC Commissioner since his swearing in on June 16, 2014. Before entering public service, Mr. Giancarlo served as the Executive Vice President of GFI Group Inc., a financial services firm. Prior to joining GFI, Mr. Giancarlo was Executive Vice President and U.S. Legal Counsel of Fenics Software and was a corporate partner in the New York law firm of Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner. Mr. Giancarlo was also a founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of eSecurities, Trading and Regulation on the Internet (Leader Publications). In addition, Mr. Giancarlo has testified three times before Congress regarding the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, and has written and spoken extensively on public policy, legal and other matters involving technology and the financial markets. Mr. Giancarlo graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Government Department Honors from Skidmore College and received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law. Mr. Giancarlo has been a member of the Bar of the State of New York since 1985.


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