Gibson Dunn Adds Commodity Futures Trading Commission Special Counsel to the D.C. Office

February 22, 2012

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Jeff Steiner has joined the Washington, D.C. office as counsel.  A former special counsel at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Steiner will continue to focus his practice on derivatives and market regulation as a result of the Dodd-Frank Act.

We’re glad to have Jeff join us,” said Andrew Tulumello, Co-Partner in Charge of the Washington, D.C. office.  His specialized government experience will serve our clients well.”

Jeff’s first-hand experience writing the new derivatives framework will help clients navigate through an uncertain regulatory environment,” said Michael Bopp, Chair of the firm’s Financial Markets Crisis Group and Congressional Investigations Group, as well as Co-Chair of the Public Policy Practice Group.  Bopp, former Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the White House, assisted in creating and now running the Coalition for Derivatives End-Users, which works on both legislative and regulatory fronts to help protect interests of end-user companies in the debate over appropriate regulation of derivatives.

Gibson Dunn has exceptional regulatory-related expertise and a stellar reputation to match,” said Steiner.  I’m excited to be starting this new chapter of my career with colleagues whom I’ve worked with from the other side of the table.”

About Jeff Steiner

Steiner has experience in regulations related to over-the-counter and exchange traded derivatives, Dodd-Frank Act, Commodity Exchange Act, futures, trade repositories, swap data reporting, off exchange derivatives transactions (block trades, EFPs), capital markets transactions and asset management.  He also handles general corporate, structured finance and securities offerings matters.

Prior to being a special counsel at the CFTC, he served as an attorneyadvisor at the CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight from 2009 to 2010.  He graduated from Tulane University Law School in 2004.