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CFTC Chief Supports Extension of Swap Dealer De Minimis Exemption
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2016

Under current CFTC rules, market participants who exceed $8 billion in gross notional swap dealing activity over a twelve-month period are required to


CFTC Proposes to Amend Whistleblower Rules to Provide Anti-Retaliation Enforcement Authority
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2016

The CFTC has proposed amendments to its whistleblower rules that reinterpret its anti-retaliation authority and proposes appropriate rule amendments


CFTC Collects $2.69 Million in Spoofing Action
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2016

The CFTC announced that a federal court in New York issued a Consent Order imposing a permanent injunction against CFTC Defendants Heet Khara and


CFTC Provides Delivery Method for Volcker Rule CEO Attestation
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2016

The Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, announced that certain banking entities


CFTC Beats Kraft’s Motion to Dismiss on Novel Claim
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2015

In the first case of its kind, the CFTC accused Kraft Food Groups, Inc. and former parent Mondelez Global LLC with manipulation pursuant to Section


CFTC Adopts Final Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2015

The CFTC has approved a final rule on margin requirements for uncleared swaps for swap dealers (SDs) and major swap participants (MSPs). The new


Overstock.com to Sell Securities Using Bitcoin Blockchain Technology
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 8 2015

Overstock.com has filed this Form S-3 which proposes to sell securities using Bitcoin blockchain technology. The S-3 has not yet been declared


CFTC brings first ever charges for insider trading in commodities
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2015

The CFTC issued an Order filing and simultaneously settling charges against Arya Motazedi for engaging in fraudulent transactions in the New York


CFTC report indicates CFTC botched swap dealer de minimis exemption
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2015

CFTC staff issued a preliminary report regarding the swap dealer de minimis exception. Under CFTC rules, market participants who exceed $8 billion in


Banking regulators adopt end-user exemption for swap margin requirements
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2015

The Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation approved a final rule to establish margin requirements for swaps that are not