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January 22, 2024

CFTC Chairman Behnam headlines ABA Business Law conference in Naples, Florida

CHICAGO, Jan. 22, 2024The American Bar Association Business Law Section will host Rostin Behnam, chairman of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), at its derivatives and futures law meeting, which runs Jan. 25-27 in Naples, Florida.

Derivatives and Futures Law Winter Committee Meeting 2024
Sponsored by the ABA Business Law Section

Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 25-27 (in-person only)

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort
9891 Gulf Shore Drive
Naples, Florida

Behnam was sworn in as the CFTC’s 15th chairman on Jan. 4, 2022, after being unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Previously, he served as CFTC commissioner since September 2017, and as acting chairman for about a year prior to his confirmation as chairman.

In his CFTC capacity, Behnam has convened leading market experts and public interest groups to engage in public dialogue on such timely issues as global interest rate benchmark reform, central counterparty risk and governance, evolving market structures and, since the summer of 2019, climate-related market risk. He will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon from 1:15-2:30 p.m. Friday at the Bayview Ballroom.

Two other CFTC commissioners —  Kristin Johnson and Caroline Pham — will participate in the plenary “wrap-up/looking forward” session from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Saturday at the Vanderbilt Ballroom.

The full conference agenda is here. Media are welcome to attend but must register in advance by 5 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 24, by emailing [email protected].

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