Stephen J. Obie

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Stephen J. Obie
Occupation Partner
Employer Jones Day
Location New York
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Stephen J. Obie is a lawyer and partner in the law firm Jones Day. He "concentrates his practice advising multinational corporations and individuals on U.S. securities and commodities law compliance. He represents clients in enforcement investigations before the Securities & Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and Financial Regulatory Authority."[1]

He is a longtime regulator and was the regional counsel/associate director and regional administrator for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s New York office.[2] When CFTC director of the Division of Enforcement Gregory Mocek resigned from his post in late summer of 2008, Obie became acting director of the CFTC Division of Enforcement.[3]


After law school, Obie clerked for the Hon. Jerome F. Hanifin of the NYS court of claims and at the Office of the Staff Attorneys for the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Prior to joining the CFTC in 1998, Obie was a litigator at Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson. Obie was an associate adjunct faculty member at Brooklyn Law School for the Fall 2007 semester, teaching an upper class seminar entitled “Trading Derivatives.”

Obie joined the CFTC in 1998 as a senior trial attorney in the New York office of the Division of Enforcement.


Obie received his law degree, cum laude, in 1991 from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Drew University.


  1. Stephen J. Obie. Jones Day.
  2. Press Release. New York County District Attorney's Office.
  3. Former CFTC Director Gregory Mocek Joins McDermott Will & Emery. McDermott Will & Emery.

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