S&C Lawyers Author Law360 Article on Expectations for CFTC Enforcement

May 17, 2021

Jamie McDonald, Katy McArthur and Ryne Miller have authored an article for Law360 on what to expect from the Biden administration with respect to enforcement at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The authors note that the new administration has not nominated a new CFTC chair, but predict that “certain broad trends may be identified as likely to appear in any prospective new chair’s enforcement agenda.” These include a focus on trading-related enforcement actions, with a greater focus on “more complex, alleged patterns of spoofing,” as well as other forms of market misconduct. The authors provide several other examples of areas in which they expect to see continued or heightened enforcement activity, and also look at issues where policy disagreements among commissioners could lead to changes in the agency’s enforcement approach. To read the full article, click here.