Barbara Wierzynski

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Barbara Wierzynski
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Barbara Wierzynski is an attorney, former futures regulator and retired derivatives industry executive who was the executive vice president and general counsel of the Futures Industry Association. She retired at the end of 2014.

As EVP, she worked with the FIA board of directors and FIA divisions to set and execute policies and programs for the FIA.[1] On Oct. 31, 2014 the FIA announced that she would step down from the role at the end of the year. She will serve as special counsel to Walt Lukken in the several months after her departure.

During her 28-year career at FIA, Wierzynski played an important role in the growth of the organization. She was instrumental in shaping nearly three decades worth of Commodity Futures Trading Commission reauthorizations, expanding the FIA’s focus to global issues, and guiding the industry through the Barings crisis, the downfall of Lehman Brothers and the subsequent development of the Dodd-Frank Act. She was key in the advancement of FIA’s consumer-protection recommendations in the wake of the collapse of MF Global and Peregrine Financial Group, which have been adopted by regulators. [2]

Background[edit]

Wierzynsi has been instrumental in numerous aspects of the industry in the legal and regulatory areas. She has been an integral part of the CFTC reauthorization process, Commodity Futures Modernization Act, has opposed transaction taxes, in addition to a long list of other legal and regulatory projects.

Prior to joining the FIA in 1986, she was counsel to CFTC Commissioners David Gartner and Fowler West. She joined the CFTC in 1978.

Education[edit]

She is a graduate of the DePaul University Law School and Manhattanville College.[3]

References[edit]

  1. Contact FIA. Futures Industry Association.
  2. FIA General Counsel Barbara Wierzynski to Depart Role at End of 2014. Press release via Mondovisione.
  3. "FIA Honors Barbara Wierzynski". FIA, Mar. 2006.
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