Departing CFTC Head Gensler Put Agency On The Map

By Max Stendahl (October 3, 2013, 10:18 PM EDT) -- With U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler reportedly set to step down by the end of 2013 after a rocky four-year term, attorneys credit his hard-line approach to Dodd-Frank regulation and law enforcement for transforming the once-sleepy agency into a force on Wall Street.

Gensler plans to step down by the end of the year, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing a person familiar with the matter. Gensler's term expired in April 2012, but he can serve as chairman until at least December, or until Congress confirms someone to replace him.

A CFTC spokesman could not be immediately...

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