Former CFTC Senior Trial Attorney Returns to Private Practice

Kansas City, MO – Braden M. Perry, formerly an attorney with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and later Senior Vice President/Chief Compliance Office of a global financial services firm, is now pursuing his own clients.

“I’m very excited,” said Perry. “This is obviously a wonderful opportunity for me as the only former Southwest Region Enforcement Attorney in private practice.”

Mr. Perry was served as a senior trial attorney for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), managing a team of trial attorneys, investigators and support staff in the investigation and prosecution of market manipulation, market abuse and fraud in the futures and derivatives markets, advising staff in areas of investigations, leading investigations of high profile matters, and facilitating effective engagement and collaborative work with other U.S. regulatory and prosecutorial bodies, international regulators, and exchange staff

While at the CFTC, Mr. Perry served as a liaison to the Office of General Counsel in the revision of policies and procedures pursuant to regulatory reform, including Dodd-Frank, and named to an interagency task force on the collection and retention of sensitive data.

Perry said he was drawn back to private practice to work directly with clients facing sophisticated regulatory issues. “I got to a point where, given regulatory framework is developing … building my practice seemed like the perfect fit.” he said “It’s an area of growing regulation and government enforcement that is growing rapidly now, and will continue to grow.”

Prior to starting his practice, Mr. Perry was a senior vice president and chief compliance officer of a global financial services and FINRA member firm. He was responsible for all aspects of compliance and regulatory responsibilities for multiple registered investment advisors, mutual funds, alternative investments, and a broker-dealer.

Mr. Perry began his career in the Blackwell Sanders Government Compliance, Investigations, and Litigation, White-Collar Criminal Defense, Commercial and Business Litigation, and Digital Discovery and Records Management practice groups. He represented clients in the prosecution and defense of complex business disputes in domestic and international jurisdictions, served as counsel to publicly and privately held companies undergoing both internal and external investigations, assisted clients in recognizing and avoiding the expanding risk of corporate criminal liability, and designing and implementing targeted corporate compliance programs.

Kennyhertz Perry is located at 420 Nichols Road, Suite 207, Kansas City, MO.  Braden Perry can be reached at [email protected] and John Kennyhertz can be reached at [email protected].  You can also reach them online at