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Jonathan Marcus


    Jonathan Marcus is of counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP.  He represents clients in financial markets district court and appellate litigation and government enforcement matters before the CFTC, NFA, SEC and FERC.  He also advises on a range of issues related to commodity and derivatives regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Skadden,  Mr. Marcus was the general counsel of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). He served in that role from April 2013 to February 2017, advising the Commission on a wide range of issues, including rulemakings and other actions to implement the Dodd-Frank Act amendments to the Commodity Exchange Act. Before his appointment as general counsel, Mr. Marcus was the CFTC’s deputy general counsel for litigation for two years. In that position, he defended the CFTC’s Dodd-Frank rules against industry challenge. Before joining the CFTC, Mr. Marcus was of counsel at another major law firm, where he was a member of its Supreme Court & Appellate practice from 2007 to 2011.  He previously served at the U.S. Department of Justice as an assistant to the solicitor general from 2004 to 2007, arguing five cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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