Gary Barnett is the CFTC's Director of the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (or DSIO). DSIO is charged with the oversight of swap and futures market intermediaries, including swap dealers, major swap participants, futures commission merchants, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors and others. Mr. Barnett previously headed the U.S. Derivatives and Structured Finance Practice Group at Linklaters LLP in New York. Prior to Linklaters, Mr. Barnett was the co-head of the Securitization and Derivatives Practice at Shearman & Sterling LLP. Mr. Barnett is an adjunct professor of law at Cornell Law School and before leaving NY for the CFTC in Washington, D.C., also chaired the Practising Law Institute's (PLI) annual program on new developments in securitization. Mr. Barnett is a member of the New York, California and Oklahoma bars. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tulsa, graduated with honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law, and received his LL.M, focusing on securities and insolvency laws, from the New York University School of Law.