2017 U.S. Commodities/Derivatives Market Abuse and Fraud Enforcement Trends


This second annual panel discussion, featuring ranking CFTC and DOJ prosecutors and leading private practitioners, will address 2017 priorities and trends in the investigation and prosecution of civil and criminal cases for insider trading, spoofing, fraud and market abuse in the derivatives, rates, currencies, energy, commodities and index markets as well as recent case law developments. 

Likely topics of discussion include:

  • Recent insider trading, market manipulation and spoofing cases
  • Extra Territorial reach of U.S. law
  • The investigative process
  • Whistle blowers
  • Cooperation parameters
  • Factors and considerations in CFTC and DOJ charging and penalty decisions


  • Gretchen Lowe, Principal Deputy Director and Chief Counsel of the Division of Enforcement, The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
  • Tim Kasulis, Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, S.D.N.Y
  • Robert Houck, Partner, Clifford Chance
  • Edward O'Callaghan, Partner, Clifford Chance
  • David Yeres, Senior Counsel, Clifford Chance

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