Amanda Olear is Director of the Market Participants Division at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. In her role, Ms. Olear is responsible for the oversight of swap dealers, futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors, and their associated persons, and she has been working in an acting capacity for this past year. Previously, she served as Deputy Director for Registration and Compliance since 2018.
Ms. Olear joined the CFTC in 2007 from Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan, P.A. in Annapolis, Maryland, where she focused on business entity formation and complex commercial litigation. Prior to that, Ms. Olear served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lynne A. Battaglia on the Maryland Court of Appeals. Coming from a long line of family farmers, she holds a JD, with honors, from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and a BA, summa cum laude, from McDaniel College.
- JD, with honors, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 2004
- BA, summa cum laude, Western Maryland College, 2001