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James M. McDonald

James M. McDonald

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Director, Division of Enforcement
Washington, DC, USA


James McDonald joined the CFTC from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and most recently in the Public Corruption Unit. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. McDonald prosecuted a wide variety of cases, including offenses involving public corruption, various forms of financial fraud, money laundering, racketeering, and murder. Earlier in his career, Mr. McDonald served as a law clerk to the Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, and before that, as a law clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton, Jr., on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. A graduate of Harvard College and University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. McDonald previously served in the Office of White House Counsel, as a Deputy Associate Counsel, and he worked at the law firm of Williams & Connolly LLP. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mr. McDonald has also served as a visiting professor at the University of Tulsa College of Law, where he taught Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Foreign Relations Law, and Supreme Court Decision-making.

James M. McDonald is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Review of Significant White Collar Cases and Recent Developments - White Collar Crime 2017: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Thursday, October 05, 2017
Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities - The Enforcers' Perspective - Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Enforcement Priorities, Monday, May 14, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Review of Significant White Collar Cases and Recent Developments - Review of Significant White Collar Cases and Recent Developments, Thursday, October 05, 2017
Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities - The Enforcers' Perspective - Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities - The Enforcers' Perspective , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Enforcement Priorities - Enforcement Priorities, Monday, May 14, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Review of Significant White Collar Cases and Recent Developments - Review of Significant White Collar Cases and Recent Developments, Thursday, October 05, 2017
Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities - The Enforcers' Perspective - Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities - The Enforcers' Perspective , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Enforcement Priorities - Enforcement Priorities, Monday, May 14, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs White Collar Crime 2017: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Saturday, October 07, 2017, New York, NY
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, December 07, 2017, New York, NY
Enforcement 2018: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities - The Enforcers' Perspective - Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities - The Enforcers' Perspective , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities - The Enforcers' Perspective - Current Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement Priorities - The Enforcers' Perspective , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, New York, NY
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2018, Tuesday, October 09, 2018, New York, NY
50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, New York, NY
Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2018, Tuesday, October 09, 2018, New York, NY
50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, Nashville, TN
White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2018, Tuesday, October 09, 2018, Nashville, TN
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2018, Tuesday, October 09, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2018, Tuesday, October 09, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2018, Tuesday, October 09, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2018 , Tuesday, October 09, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2018, Tuesday, October 09, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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