Laura Astrada currently serves as Executive Director, Global Public Policy for the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (“DTCC”), with responsibility for developing and coordinating strategic engagement at the regulatory level.  She joined DTCC in 2016 from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), where she worked as a legal advisor to Commissioner Wetjen, and served as Associate Chief Counsel in the CFTC’s Division of Clearing & Risk, and Associate Director in the CFTC’s Division of Clearing & Risk. While at the CFTC, Mrs. Astrada was responsible for matters involving, CCP resolution, recovery, and winddown, customer protection, FSOC, cybersecurity, and several Dodd-Frank implementation rulemakings.

Prior to joining the CFTC, Laura worked at Sullivan & Cromwell in their General Practice Group.  Laura started her legal career as a litigator at Fried, Frank, Harris Shriver and Jacobson. Laura went to American University Washington College of Law, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

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