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Commodity Futures Trading Commission

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On Aug. 22, 2011, the CFTC announced that it had named [[Gary Barnett]] to head the newly-created division of [[Swap Dealer|swap dealer]] and intermediary oversight. The division was created in response to the commission's post-[[Dodd-Frank]] responsibilities as regulator of the swaps market. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/c-f-t-c-hires-top-derivatives-lawyer/|name=Futures Agency Hires a Top Derivatives Lawyer|org=New York Times|date=August 23, 2011}}</ref>
 
On Apr. 17, 2009, the CFTC announced it was creating the Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee, or EEMAC, to help prepare the agency for regulation of the U.S. [[carbon market]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://cftc.gov/newsroom/generalpressreleases/2009/pr5648-09.html|name=Commissioner Bart Chilton: U.S. Regulators Gearing-Up for Climate Change|date=April 17, 2009}}</ref>
Dan M. Berkovitz was named general counsel of the CFTC in June of 2009.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.cftc.gov/newsroom/generalpressreleases/2009/pr5664-09.html|name=Press Release|org=CFTC|date=June 2, 2009}}</ref>Berkovitz, who previously served as counsel to the [[Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations]], had led investigations into [[energy market]]s, authored a number of law review and trade journal articles on the regulation of [[nuclear energy]] and wastes.
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