CFTC Acting Chair Giancarlo Makes Staff Changes

CFTC Acting Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo appointed: (i) Amir Zaidi, formerly legal counsel and policy advisor to Mr. Giancarlo, to lead the Division of Market Oversight (“DMO”); (ii) Vincent McGonagle, formerly Director of DMO, to be Acting Director for the Division of Enforcement; and (iii) John Lawton,¬†formerly Deputy Director of the Division of Clearing and Risk, to be Acting Director of the Enforcement Division. Mr. Lawton replaces Jeffrey Bandman, who will serve as an advisor on issues related to Financial Technology.