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Jonathan L. Marcus

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission
General Counsel
Washington, DC, USA


Jonathan Marcus is the General Counsel of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  He has served in that role since April of 2013, advising the Commission on a wide range of issues, including rulemakings and other actions to implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  Before his appointment as General Counsel, Mr. Marcus was the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation for two years.  In that position, he defended the CFTC’s Dodd-Frank rules against industry challenge.  Before joining the CFTC, Mr. Marcus was Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, where he was a member of the Supreme Court & Appellate Practice from 2007 to 2011.  He previously served as an appellate lawyer at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he represented the United States in the Supreme Court as an Assistant to the Solicitor General from 2004 to 2007, and in the Federal Courts of Appeals as an appellate attorney in the Criminal Division from 1998 to 2004.  Mr. Marcus began his career as a law clerk to Judge Jose A. Cabranes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  He is a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School.

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