Release: 4616-02
For Release: March 11, 2002

CFTC Announces Appointment of
Gregory Mocek as Director of Enforcement

Washington, D.C. — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced the appointment of Gregory Mocek as Director of Enforcement, effective March 7, 2002. The CFTC’s Division of Enforcement is responsible for investigating and prosecuting offenders of the Commodity Exchange Act, and has a staff of approximately 150 employees in Washington, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Preceding his appointment, Mr. Mocek, 40, held the position of Special Counsel to Chairman James E. Newsome for Enforcement matters from January 2001 through March 6, 2002, and was a Senior Trial Attorney in the CFTC’s Division of Enforcement from 1998 through 2000. Prior to his employment at the CFTC, Mr. Mocek was in private practice in Louisiana where he focused on securities, commodities, and consumer fraud litigation.

Mr. Mocek received his B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Louisiana, a J.D. degree from Tulane University Law School, and an LL.M. from the Morin Center for Banking Law Studies at Boston University Law School.

In announcing the appointment of Mr. Mocek, Chairman Newsome said, “Greg is a well respected and aggressive litigator who comes from within our own organization. He has an excellent grasp of our enforcement issues and a strong background in consumer protection. I have no doubt that the Commission’s enforcement program will prosper under Greg’s tenure.”

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