Elizabeth L. Ritter
Counsel, U.S.Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Pennsylvania State; J.D., George Washington
Professor Ritter is counsel to a commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. She was recently seconded as Senior Counsel to the Senate Committee on...Continue Reading
Professor Ritter is counsel to a commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. She was recently seconded as Senior Counsel to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, during drafting of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. She has practiced in the area of federal regulation of derivatives for over twenty years, and has taught as an adjunct professor at the American University Washington School of Law, the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, and the George Washington University National Law Center in the area of federal securities and derivatives regulation. She been legal counsel to a former chairman and several commissioners at the CFTC, as well as worked as a trial attorney and as a clerk for a federal Administrative Law Judge. Professor Ritter has written extensively on derivatives and securities regulation, including issues relating to the securitization of commodity transactions and trading facilities definitions under the Commodity Exchange Act. Her pro bono activities have included coordinating CFTC volunteer efforts contributing to The Children’s Law Center, and serving on the board of directors of All Saints All Day, Inc. child care services. Professor Ritter has received numerous awards for superior performance at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.