Larry E. Thompson
Larry E. Thompson is the former vice chairman of The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC). He is also co-chair of DTCC’s Internal Risk Management Committee. He was responsible for all legal and regulatory activities of DTCC and its subsidiaries, The Depository Trust Company (DTC), DTCC Deriv/SERV LLC, and the National Securities Clearing Corporation. He retired in December 2018.
On January 19, 2022 he was named chairman of the board of FTX US Derivatives (formerly LedgerX), a CFTC-regulated digital asset futures & options exchange and clearinghouse.
Up until February 1, 2017, he was also general counsel at DTCC but stepped down from those duties to serve full-time as vice chairman.
Thompson began his legal career with DTCC as associate counsel in 1981. He was elected vice president and deputy general counsel in 1991, became a senior vice president in 1993 and was named general counsel in 1999. Previously, he was a partner in the New York law firm of Lake, Bogan, Lenoir, Jones & Thompson. He also practiced law at Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Thompson earned his B.A. degree from Yale University with cum laude honors and as Scholar of the House. He earned his law degree at the University of California at Berkeley.
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