Jason Somensatto

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Jason Somensatto is Acting Director of LabCFTC at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. In his role, Mr. Somensatto leads the CFTC’s efforts to identify and analyze emerging financial technologies and to promote responsible innovation in CFTC-regulated markets.

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Jason Somensatto is Acting Director of LabCFTC at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. In his role, Mr. Somensatto leads the CFTC’s efforts to identify and analyze emerging financial technologies and to promote responsible innovation in CFTC-regulated markets.

Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Somensatto was the senior counsel for a startup in the decentralized finance ecosystem and served as a board member of the Blockchain Association. Since 2014, Mr. Somensatto has published several articles and spoken publicly on the intersection of financial regulation and distributed ledger technology.

Mr. Somensatto previously spent over a decade as an attorney in private practice, most recently with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, where he represented clients in government investigations and enforcement matters and served as co-chair of the firm’s blockchain and virtual currency practice.

Education

  • BA, University of Virginia (2004)
  • JD, George Washington University Law School (2007)