U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo announced that Daniel J. Davis has been named the agency’s General Counsel.
Mr. Davis comes to the CFTC from the law firm of Proskauer Rose LLP, where he was Special Counsel in the Labor & Employment Law Department. Mr. Davis will assume his duties today.
I’m delighted that Mr. Davis will bring his vast knowledge, keen intellect, and good judgment to the important work of the CFTC. I welcome him to our agency, and I thank our Acting General Counsel, Rob Schwartz, for his exemplary service over the past several weeks,” said Acting Chairman Giancarlo.
Before coming to Proskauer Rose, Mr. Davis worked at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he was a member of the Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, Labor and Employment Practice, and Litigation Practice. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Davis served as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division. He has briefed and argued various cases before federal appellate and district courts.
Mr. Davis began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Mr. Davis graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in 1998 and obtained his J.D. with High Honors from The University of Chicago Law School in 2002. Originally from Utah, Mr. Davis now lives in Virginia with his wife Liz and their three children.
I greatly appreciate the honor that Acting Chairman Giancarlo and the Commission have given me to serve the Commission in its mission to provide the proper oversight and regulation of the derivatives markets,” said Mr. Davis. “Congress has entrusted the Commission with key responsibilities and I intend to assist the Commission with the various legal issues it must address in fulfilling those responsibilities.