Obama Taps DC Lawyer to Succeed CFTC’s Chilton

President Obama has tapped Sharon Y. Bowen, a partner with the Washington, DC, law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, to succeed Commissioner Bart Chilton at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

December 23, 2013

Obama to Nominate Treasury Official to Lead CFTC

President Obama Tuesday announced his decision to nominate Timothy Massad, a Treasury Department official heavily involved in the federal bank bailout program, as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), an agency that has gained prominence as it has reined in excessive or illegal speculation in the commodity derivatives and futures markets.

November 12, 2013