Professor Chris Brummer Nominated to U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

March 3, 2016 —

Professor Chris BrummerThe White House announced today that President Barack Obama has nominated Georgetown Law Professor Chris Brummer to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. 

“We are thrilled that Chris has been honored by this nomination as commissioner," said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor. "He is a brilliant thinker, an inspiring teacher and a dedicated public servant. We know that he will serve the nation well and we congratulate him on this honor.”

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is an independent agency that regulates the futures and options market. Since the financial crisis of 2008 it has been tasked with bringing more transparency and regulation to the swaps market.  

Brummer is a professor at Georgetown Law and faculty director of the Institute of International Economic Law. He is the C. Boyden Gray Fellow and project director of the Transatlantic Finance Initiative at the Atlantic Council and a senior fellow at the Center for Financial Markets at the Milken Institute. In 2015, he completed a three-year term on the National Adjudicatory Council of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Brummer joined the Georgetown Law faculty in 2009; he currently teaches Securities Regulation and the International Economic Law and Policy Colloquium. He was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2015 and a visiting professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2012, among other appointments. 

From 2006 to 2009, Brummer was an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University Law School, and he served as an academic fellow in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of International Affairs in 2008.  Prior to becoming a faculty member at Vanderbilt, he was an associate at Cravath, Swaine, & Moore LLP from 2004 to 2006.  Brummer received an A.B. from Washington University in St. Louis, a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

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