Washington, DC (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced that Daniel J. Davis, the CFTC’s General Counsel and head of the Legal Division, will depart the agency on January 15, 2021 for a role in the private sector. Mr. Davis has served as General Counsel since joining the agency in March 2017.
“When I recommended Dan for this role, I knew he would be the ideal General Counsel for this agency. He has more than met that high bar, displaying his wide range of incredible talents in advising the Commission over the past four years,” said CFTC Chairman Heath P. Tarbert. “He has been the steady hand in reviewing the agency’s rulemakings and enforcement actions, managing the appellate docket, and providing wise counsel on legislative and general law issues. He helmed multiple historic appellate victories—including successfully obtaining the agency’s first writ of mandamus in federal court. He also helped launch LabCFTC, the innovation effort begun by Chairman Giancarlo, to grow to where it is today. I was honored last year to give Dan the Chairman’s Award for Excellence, the highest honor given to an employee in recognition for extraordinary accomplishments and superior service dedicated to realizing the CFTC’s vision, mission, and values.