White House Taps Latham Partner As CFTC Commissioner

Law360, New York (December 20, 2013, 4:03 PM EST) -- The White House nominated a new commissioner for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Friday, tapping Latham & Watkins LLP partner Sharon Bowen to fill the last vacant seat.

Bowen, who joined Latham as an associate in 1988, currently serves as a member and vice chairwoman of the board of directors of the Securities Investor Protection corporation.

As a member of the CFTC, Bowen would be responsible for regulating commodity futures and option markets in the U.S. in an effort to protect the public from fraud...
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