March 9, 2017

Daniel Davis Joins the CFTC as General Counsel

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has hired Daniel Davis as the agency’s general counsel. Davis joins the regulator from Proskauer Rose, where he was special counsel in the labor and employment law department.

“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,” said acting CFTC chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo.

Before his time at Proskauer Rose, Davis worked at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher where he was a member of the administrative law and regulatory practice, labour and employment practice, and litigation practice. From 2006 to 2007, Davis served as counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division. He has briefed and argued numerous cases before federal appellate and district courts.

Davis began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

“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,” Davis said. “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.”