Daniel Waldman is a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP, resident in its Washington, DC, office. Mr. Waldman is the head of the derivatives practice group and a member of the securities enforcement and litigation, and antitrust groups.
Mr. Waldman is active in representing clients in investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). He also represents exchanges, brokers, investment funds and other market participants in regulatory matters before the CFTC and with respect to derivatives legislation before Congress. Mr. Waldman also continues to handle complex litigation in the areas of antitrust, securities and derivatives law.
From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Waldman served as General Counsel for the CFTC, the federal governmental agency that oversees the futures and commodity option markets. At the CFTC, his responsibilities included managing litigation at the trial and appellate levels, advising the Commission on regulatory and adjudicatory matters and representing the CFTC staff on the President's Working Group on Financial Markets.
Prior to government service, Mr. Waldman spent 14 years at Arnold & Porter. He was elected partner in 1987.
Mr. Waldman clerked for Judge William O. Norris on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a 1980 graduate of Columbia University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Columbia Law Review.
Mr. Waldman has appeared in US and foreign television programs including in Frontline's " The Warning," which aired October 20, 2009, on PBS; a BBC documentary, "The Love of Money: The Age of Risk," which aired in the United Kingdom on September 17, 2009; and Bloomberg's Oil Roundtable, July 8, 2009.
Mr. Waldman is an adjunct faculty professor at the Harvard Law School and The George Washington University School of Law teaching courses on derivatives and futures regulation.