WILLKIE WELCOMES J. CHRISTOPHER GIANCARLO, FORMER CFTC CHAIRMAN AND RENOWNED FINTECH ADVOCATE, TO FIRM

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that
J. Christopher “Chris” Giancarlo, former Chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading
Commission (CFTC), will join the firm as senior counsel in the New York office. As Chairman and
Chief Executive of the CFTC, Mr. Giancarlo oversaw regulation of the futures, options and swaps
derivatives markets, including a focus on regulatory guidance for emerging technologies such as
blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. During his tenure, he oversaw the first bitcoin futures
products entering the marketplace and applied a “Do No Harm” regulatory approach towards
blockchain technology.

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