Former CFTC Deputy General Counsel Brad Berry Joins Baker Botts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Brad Berry, formerly deputy general counsel of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has joined Baker Botts L.L.P. as a partner. He is based in the firm's Washington office.

Berry joins Baker Botts as the CFTC is rolling out its extensive rulemaking required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act signed into law by President Obama last summer. Berry was in charge of appellate litigation at the CFTC and supervised all appeals stemming from the agency's rulemaking and enforcement proceedings. He will help companies navigate compliance with the new requirements and respond to the increasing investigation and enforcement activities of the agency.

During his tenure at the CFTC, Berry received the agency's Chairman's Award for Distinguished Executive recognizing his "exceptional strategic leadership, direction and inspiration in furthering the vision" of the CFTC. Before joining the agency, Berry was a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr L.L.P. He was also previously a partner at Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin L.L.P., which merged with Baker Botts in 2001.

Berry earned his law degree from Yale Law School and his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University. After law school, he clerked for Judge Nathaniel R. Jones of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

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