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Mike  Gill

Mike Gill

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Chief of Staff, Chairman Chris Giancarlo
Washington, DC, USA


Mike Gill is Chief of Staff to U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) Chairman Christopher Giancarlo. Through a Commission order, Mike has been designated as the Chief Regulatory Reform Officer for the CFTC whereby he is leading an agency-wide review of its rules, regulations, and practices to make them simpler, less burdensome, and less costly.  He is also responsible for coordinating the hiring, development and evolution of the Commission’s fintech initiative, LabCFTC.  Previously, Mike was an attorney with Crowell & Moring, LLP, where the majority of his work was concentrated in the energy and financial service sectors. From January 2015 to August 2016 he was a member of the CFTC’s Energy and Environment Markets Advisory Committee. Mike also has a legislative background having served on the staff of Senator John C. Danforth (R-MO), Representative Paul Gillmor (R-5th District, Ohio), and Representative Jim Greenwood (R-8th District, Pennsylvania). Mike's pro bono experience includes representing undocumented juveniles through the Kids in Need Defense (“KIND”) program before state and federal courts. He also volunteers for the Archdiocesan Legal Network. In 2016, Mike was nominated by District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and confirmed by the city council to a board position at the D.C. Board of Elections.  He is a licensed practitioner of both the Washington, D.C., and Maryland Bars. Mike received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Dayton, a Master’s degree in Government from The Johns Hopkins University, and his J.D. from The Catholic University of America. Mike, his wife Kristina, and their three children live in Washington, D.C.
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