WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Katten introduced immediately that Daniel J. Davis, previously normal counsel for the Commodity Futures Buying and selling Fee (CFTC), has joined the agency’s Monetary Markets and Funds group as a accomplice in its Washington, DC workplace, increasing Katten’s industry-leading proficiency in derivatives regulation and elevating the award-winning group’s international profile.
“Dan clearly is an distinctive lawyer who brings essential expertise and substantial expertise that may profit our worldwide shopper base,” stated Lance Zinman, International Chair of the Monetary Markets and Funds group.
“With the at all times altering regulatory panorama, we should be ever ready to supply pragmatic recommendation and efficient methods that may assist attain enterprise aims,” Zinman stated. “Dan’s presence on our crew furthers our already expansive skills on this regard. We’re very glad to have him.”
Davis was the CFTC’s normal counsel for practically 4 years earlier than becoming a member of Katten. He led and managed its 65-person Authorized Division, dealing with all points of the company’s authorized operations, together with litigation, rulemakings, enforcement actions, monetary company negotiations and inside company operations, amongst different areas.
On the CFTC, his group reviewed all proposed and closing guidelines and different beneficial company and workers actions; oversaw all appellate litigation; reviewed all enforcement actions; and addressed a variety of authorized questions associated to labor and employment, congressional inquiries and lots of others. Davis served with distinction and obtained the company’s highest honor, the Chairman’s Award for Excellence, given yearly to 1 worker for extraordinary accomplishments and superior service devoted to realizing the CFTC’s imaginative and prescient, mission, and values.
“Dan’s extraordinary grasp of regulatory points involving derivatives in addition to digital currencies, and his intensive litigation expertise make him a helpful asset for our shoppers,” stated Gary DeWaal, who heads Katten’s Monetary Markets and Regulation observe, of which Davis is a member. Early in his profession, previous to becoming a member of Katten, DeWaal was a senior trial lawyer within the CFTC’s Division of Enforcement.
Davis clerked for The Honorable Choose Douglas H. Ginsburg on the US Court docket of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He additionally labored on the Division of Justice in each the Civil Division and the Workplace of Authorized Counsel. In non-public observe, he has targeted on administrative regulation and sophisticated civil litigation.
Davis graduated with excessive honors from The College of Chicago Legislation Faculty, the place he served as government editor of the Legislation Evaluation.
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