Perry Discusses Potential CFTC Leadership Changes with National Law Journal

J. Christopher Giancarlo, a Republican Commissioner of the CFTC, and potentially the next leader of the Commission hasn’t hesitated to dissent from fellow commissioners. That is the sentiment of Kennyhertz Perry partner Braden Perry said in a recent National Law Journal article. Perry, a former CFTC Senior Trial Attorney stated, “He’s been more of a pro-industry commissioner as opposed to some of the other commissioners who have pursued with vigor the Dodd-Frank consumer-protection provisions.”

Dodd-Frank has created numerous rules and regulations within the CFTC in recent year and, Perry said, “[y]ou might see some of the rules and regulations that are under consideration or have been already approved be rolled back under Giancarlo’s leadership.”

Perry, as part of Kennyhertz Perry’s Commodities, Futures, and Derivatives practice group, advises clients on a wide range of commodities and derivatives regulatory matters, and works with companies on compliance with the complex laws and regulations governing the securities and derivatives industries.

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About Braden Perry

Braden Perry is a litigation, regulatory and government investigations attorney with Kennyhertz Perry, LLC. Mr. Perry has the unique tripartite experience of a white collar criminal defense and government compliance, investigations, and litigation attorney at a national law firm; a senior enforcement attorney at a federal regulatory agency; and the Chief Compliance Officer/Chief Regulatory Attorney of a global financial institution. Mr. Perry has extensive experience advising clients in government inquiries and investigations, particularly in enforcement matters involving emerging or novel issues. He couples his technical knowledge and experience defending clients in front of federal agencies with a broad-based understanding of compliance from an institutional and regulatory perspective.

About Kennyhertz Perry, LLC

Kennyhertz Perry, LLC is a business and litigation law firm representing clients in highly regulated industries. The firm was founded by two veteran Kansas City attorneys, John Kennyhertz and Braden Perry. To learn more about the firm, visit