CFTC News: Maggie Sklar to Depart CFTC Chairman Giancarlo’s Office

Washington, DC (STL.News) — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced Maggie Sklar is leaving her role as Senior Counsel to Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo upon his departure in July.  Sklar has been responsible for advising on all domestic-facing rulemakings and staff actions from across a broad spectrum of CFTC divisions, including the Divisions of Clearing and Risk, Market Oversight, Swap Dealer & Intermediary Oversight, as well as Enforcement matters.  She also served as a deputy to the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

“Maggie’s breadth and depth of knowledge of financial regulation, combined with her excellent strategic communication skills and analysis, judgment, tact, and superior attention to detail has made her a real asset to my office, and to the work of the agency as a whole,” said Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo.  “I thank her for serving the Commission in a key role coordinating the rulemaking and policy agenda of the Commission.”

Prior to joining the Chairman’s office, Sklar was an Associate Director in the Office of International Affairs, where she was responsible for managing the agency’s multilateral engagements, including with the Financial Stability Board and the IOSCO Board.  Before that, she was a Senior Counsel to former CFTC Commissioner Mark P. Wetjen, and advised on rulemakings and staff actions, with a particular focus on Dodd-Frank Act rulemakings, as well as market structure and oversight matters.  Sklar began her career at the CFTC in the Division of Market Oversight, where she led rule enforcement reviews of exchanges, worked on matters concerning swap execution facilities, and advised on compliance with CFTC regulations.

Before joining the CFTC, she was a senior litigation associate specializing in securities litigation, complex civil litigation, and government investigations.  She is a 2005 cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in 2001.

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