"Fintech experts divided on form for U.S. central digital currency," coverage by Roll Call, October 27, 2020, featuring Adjunct Professor Daniel Gorfine.
A.B., Brown; J.D., George Washington; M.A., John Hopkins
Daniel Gorfine is an experienced regulatory, public policy, strategic communications, and business executive. Professor Gorfine has substantial in-house, government, and think tank experience across the technology and financial markets & services sectors, and was previously appointed by the Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to serve as the federal agency’s first Chief Innovation Officer and Director of LabCFTC. In that capacity, Professor Gorfine developed and led the Commission’s new technology innovation and regulatory modernization effort focused on informing policy and helping the Agency keep pace with modern, digital markets. Professor Gorfine served as a senior agency representative on FinTech and crypto-asset issues, worked with staff and Members of Congress, coordinated with domestic and international regulators, and provided expert testimony before Congress. He is the founder of Gattaca Horizons LLC, a boutique advisory firm, and also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center teaching FinTech Law & Policy.
Prior to the CFTC, Professor Gorfine was Vice President, External Affairs & Associate General Counsel at OnDeck where he spearheaded efforts to create a new industry trade association and business standards. Professor Gorfine also previously served as Director of Financial Markets Policy and Legal Counsel at the Milken Institute think tank, and earlier in his career worked at the international law firm Covington & Burling LLP. He also served a clerkship with U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake in the District of Maryland.
A graduate of Brown University (A.B.), Professor Gorfine holds a J.D. from George Washington University Law School and an M.A. from the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.
"Bitcoin Has Got Society to Think About the Nature of Money," an opinion piece by Adjunct Professor Daniel Gorfine, appearing in CoinDesk, December 16, 2019.
"CFTC Fintech Chief Set For August Private Sector Jump," coverage by Law360, August 2, 2019, featuring Adjunct Professor Daniel Gorfine.
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced Adjunct Professsor Daniel Gorfine to serve as Director of LabCFTC and Chief Innovation Officer, July 10, 2017.