Daniel Gorfine is the CFTC's chief innovation officer and head of the agency's LabCFTC initiative. He was appointed to that position on July 10, 2017. In that role he is responsible for coordinating with international regulatory bodies, other US regulators, and Capitol Hill to discuss best practices around implementing digital and regulatory frameworks and approaches for the CFTC.
He also serves as an adjunct professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law School, teaching FinTech Law & Policy.
Gorfine previously served as director of financial markets policy and legal counsel at the Milken Institute. Before that, he was vice president, external affairs & associate general counsel at OnDeck.
Earlier in his career, Gorfine worked at the international law firm Covington & Burling LLP and served a clerkship with U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake in the District of Maryland.
A graduate of Brown University (A.B.), Gorfine holds a J.D. from George Washington University Law School and an M.A. from the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.
On May 17, 2017 the CFTC announced the launch of its new fintech initiative, LabCFTC. The CFTC hired Daniel Gorfine to lead the initiative and become the CFTC’s chief innovation officer on July 10, 2017. Gorfine sat down with JLN to discuss how the CFTC plans to become a 21st century regulator.
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