CFTC Eyes Enforcement As Reach Expands

Law360, New York (November 30, 2010, 7:53 PM EST) -- Spurred on by the financial crisis and the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has upped its enforcement efforts and expanded its rule-writing authority, with observers saying it will soon take on a position of importance that will rival that of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

“I think the Dodd-Frank Act has put the CFTC on a completely equal footing with the SEC, which has never really been the case,” said Michael Greenberger, former...
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