Short Biography of Gary DeWaal

Gary DeWaal is currently Special Counsel for Katten in its New York office.

Previously, Gary served as President of Gary DeWaal and Associates LLC, a NY-based consulting firm specializing in advice regarding financial services regulatory matters, from 2013-2014. He founded the firm in 2013.

Before that, Gary served as a Senior Managing Director and Group General Counsel of Newedge, as well as a member of its global Executive Committee, where he oversaw the Group's worldwide Legal, Compliance, Financial Crimes Prevention (including AML), and Regulatory Developments departments. Newedge was created on 2 January 2008 from the merger of the Fimat and Calyon Financial Groups. (Newedge refers to Newedge Group and all its branches and worldwide subsidiaries. Newedge Group is jointly owned by Société Générale and Credit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank).

Gary joined Fimat in March 1995 from Brody White & Company where he had served, at various times, as President, General Counsel, Head of Operations and Head of Internal Audit since 1986. Previously Gary worked for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Division of Enforcement in NYC, and Mudge Rose Guthrie & Alexander, a Wall Street corporate law firm whose principal partner was once Richard Nixon. He previously has served as an Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn Law School, where he taught a course in derivatives regulation annually from at least 1998-2007 and currently participates annually as a practitioner faculty and mentor for the State University of NY at Buffalo School of Law's NYC Program on Finance and Law.

Gary graduated in 1980 with JD and MBA degrees from the SUNY Buffalo and in 1976 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he received a BA degree in English and economics; was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon (international economics honors society); and co-received awards as the University's top overall graduating senior and junior.

During June 2010, Gary was selected as one of the top five general counsels in the world (in a competition among 3,000 general counsels) by the International Law Office in association with the Association of Corporate Counsel. Gary is frequently quoted in the media for his thoughts on the international financial services industry and has published numerous articles on futures and securities industry issues. He regularly lectures or appears as a speaker at futures and securities industry conferences or in training sessions for international regulators. Gary is currently Special Advisor to the Board of Directors and a member of the Executive Committee of the Law and Compliance Division of the Futures Industry Association, as well as a member of the Technology Advisory Committee of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Financial Markets, a nonprofit foundation.

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