Michael Greenberger

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Michael Greenberger
Occupation Professor
Employer University of Maryland
Website www.michaelgreenberger.com

Michael Greenberger is a professor at the law school at the University of Maryland, a former CFTC director of trading and markets[1] and a frequent commentator on futures related regulatory and market structure issues.[2] Additionally, he is the director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) at the University of Maryland.[3]


Since 2001, Professor Greenberger has taught a course entitled "Futures, Options and Derivatives" at the University of Maryland School of Law.[4]

Greenberger has been a critic of the derivatives market policies that led up to the financial crisis of 2008 and has been interviewed by "60 Minutes" and National Public Radio.[5][6]

In 1999, Greenberger served as Counselor to the U.S. Attorney General, and later was named the Justice Department's Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General.

In 1997, he was the director of the Division of Trading and Markets at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) where he served under CFTC Chairperson Brooksley Born. In that role, Greenberger was responsible for supervising exchange traded futures and derivatives. He also served on the Steering Committee of the President's Working Group on Financial Markets, and as a member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions' Hedge Fund Task Force.

Previously to coming to the CFTC, Greenberger practiced law with the firm of Shea & Gardner since 1973.

Video Interviews



  1. Michael Greenberger to Head CFTC's Division of Trading & Markets. U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
  2. Professor urges 'shadow market' regulation. Deleware Online.
  3. Faculty. University of Maryland School of Law.
  4. Professor Michael Greenberger. MichaelGreenberg.com.
  5. Was 'Adult Supervision' Needed On Wall Street?. National Public Radio.
  6. Prof. Michael Greenberger Takes Center Stage in Hearings on Energy Market Manipulation. University of Maryland School of Law.