Since February, 2013, Howard Schneider is a Senior Consultant at Charles River Associates, International, a worldwide business and litigation support consulting firm, where he provides business consulting and expert witness services. From June, 2010 to January 2013, Howard provided similar services as a Managing Director of Navigant Consulting, Inc. For the five years prior to June, 2010, Howard served as the General Counsel at MF Global, a NYSE listed futures commission merchant and securities broker dealer operating in the futures, derivatives and securities markets around the world. He was formerly a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP ("KMR") where he concentrated in corporate, securities and derivatives/futures law and provided legal counsel in the financial markets area. Prior to joining KMR, he served as the first General Counsel of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. At KMR's predecessor firm, he was Chairman of the Corporate Department and was also Chairman of the Firm. Howard is also a past Chairman of the American Bar Association Committee on the Regulation of Futures and Derivative Instruments (Business Law Section - 1997-2001). He is a member of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the District of Columbia Bar Association, and the New York State and American Bar Associations, as well as a member of the Futures Industry Association. He served as Chairman of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Committee on Commodities Regulation from 1982-85. Howard is a frequent lecturer and writer on legal topics. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his law degree, with distinction, from the Cornell University School of Law, where has was also an Editor of the Cornell Law Review.