Kristin Johnson Nominated for Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Kristin Johnson Nominated for Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Emory University School of Law professor Kristin N. Johnson was nominated by President Joe Biden for Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The mission of the Commission is to “promote the integrity, resilience, and vibrancy of the U.S. derivatives markets through sound regulation.”

From the White House Press Release:

Kristin N. Johnson is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law. She works on financial markets risk management law and policy with specialization in the regulation of complex financial products including the origination, distribution, and secondary market trading, clearing, and settlement of securities and derivatives.  She has lectured at law schools throughout the United States and published on financial markets regulation. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute, an American Bar Foundation Fellow, and Chair-Elect of the Securities Regulation Section of the Association of American Law Schools. Before joining Emory, Kristin served as an Associate Dean and McGlinchey Stafford Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School.

Prior to her academic appointments, Kristin practiced law firm in New York City advising domestic and international clients on diverse financial transactions. After attending the University of Michigan Law School where she served as an editor of the Michigan Law Review, she clerked for the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. of the District Court of New Jersey, elevated to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a graduate of the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. 

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