The Obama Administration nominated Cyrus Amir-Mokri to be Treasury assistant secretary for financial Institutions.
He would replace Michael Barr, who left the Treasury Department last year to return to the University of Michigan. Amir-Mokri most recently served as senior counsel to the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the agency’s deputy representative to the Financial Stability Council.
Amir-Mokri was a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP focusing on complex securities and antitrust litigation. He was a clerk for U.S. Circuit Judge Bruce M. Selya of the federal appeals court in Boston. He attended the University of Chicago Law School and received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago.