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Ex-Citadel Attorney Picked for Top Market Oversight Job at CFTC

  • Dorothy DeWitt did legal, compliance work for Griffin’s firm
  • She has been top lawyer for cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission logo hangs outside their headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A former lawyer for Ken Griffin’s Citadel Securities LLC and cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has been tapped to lead the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission unit that monitors derivatives markets and reviews new products.

Dorothy DeWitt, who served in senior legal and compliance roles for Citadel, will oversee the CFTC’s division of market oversight, the regulator said in a statement on Tuesday. She has been a top attorney at Coinbase since last November, according to her LinkedIn profile.