Former CFTC Enforcement Director on Intragency Cooperation, Whisteblowers and What’s to Come

As head of the Division of Enforcement at the CFTC, James McDonald oversaw the Commission’s enforcement program, including its investigations and litigations, market surveillance activity, and whistleblower office. He has now joined Sullivan & Cromwell, where he is working with former SEC Enforcement Director Steven Peikin, another recent addition to the firm. In a recent interview, McDonald discussed his experience at the CFTC, the relationship between regulatory agencies, the CFTC’s whistleblower program and what to expect from the new administration. See “Practical Implications of the CFTC’s Enforcement Advisory on Foreign Corrupt Practices” (May 1, 2019).

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