J. Christopher Giancarlo

Former Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Senior Counsel, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

The Honorable J. Christopher Giancarlo served as the thirteenth Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  Considered one of “the most influential individuals in financial regulation,” he also was a member of the U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Committee, the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, and the Executive Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions. 

Giancarlo is author of “CryptoDad – The Fight for the Future of Money,” an account of his oversight of the world’s first regulated market for Bitcoin derivatives and the coming digital network transformation of financial services. 

Giancarlo is Senior Counsel to the international law firm, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Digital Dollar Project (https://digitaldollarproject.org), and also board director, advisor and angel investor in numerous public and private technology and financial services companies. 

Among other recent recognitions, Giancarlo was appointed to the rank of Chevalier in the National Order of Merit by French President Macron in recognition of his expertise in “cryptofinance.”