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January 25, 2022

CFTC Chair Rostin Behnam to speak at ABA Derivatives and Futures Law meeting

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2022 — Rostin Behnam, chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), will be the keynote speaker at this week’s American Bar Association Business Law Section’s Derivatives and Futures Law Committee Virtual Winter Meeting that begins Wednesday and runs through Friday.

Behnam, who was sworn in Jan. 4 as CFTC chair after serving as acting chair in 2021, will deliver his keynote luncheon address on Thursday from Noon-1 p.m. EST. Behnam has served on the CFTC since 2017.

What:   Derivatives and Futures Law Committee Virtual Winter Meeting Sponsored by the ABA Business Law Section

When:  Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 26-28

Where: Online

The conference will also feature panels on cutting edge topics featuring leading industry professionals, including federal and international regulators, private practitioners and a fireside chat with former CFTC commissioners to be held Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • CFTC developments (NALs; CPO-PQR and more)
  • Use of cryptocurrency
  • AI and machine learning
  • Developments in retail markets
  • Developments in market infrastructure models (FX, treasury and repo markets)
  • Ethics in derivatives and futures law

The complete agenda can be viewed online

This event is open to members of the press, but registration is required. For media registration, please contact Robert Robinson at [email protected].

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