RELEASE Number
7836-18

November 7, 2018

CFTC Commissioner Dawn D. Stump Announces Staff Appointments

Washington, DC — U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Dawn D. Stump announced that Dan Bucsa will serve as Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor and Elizabeth Mastrogiacomo will serve as Senior Counsel.

“I am extremely excited to work with Dan and Libby.  Each has tremendous experience, and a unique skill set, complementary to my own.  I look forward to collaborating with the new team as we approach the Commission’s work ahead,” said Stump.

Dan Bucsa, Chief of Staff & Senior Policy Advisor

Dan Bucsa joins Commissioner Stump’s office from the CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight (DMO), where he most recently served as Deputy Director of the Data and Reporting branch. In DMO, Dan led efforts to improve the swap data reporting and public dissemination requirements the Commission had implemented in response to the Dodd-Frank Act. Dan worked with swap data repositories, swap dealers, swap execution facilities, derivatives clearing organizations, and end users to understand how the Commission could both improve swaps data quality and reduce the burdens imposed on the market. Dan also co-chaired the CPMI-IOSCO Harmonization Group, where he led Commission efforts to harmonize OTC derivatives reporting across jurisdictions.

Dan originally joined the CFTC as an Associate Director in the Surveillance branch of DMO, where he was responsible for oversight of financial futures and swaps markets, including interest rate, credit index, FX, and equity index products. Prior to joining the CFTC, Dan helped manage a macro themed alpha capture strategy at Two Sigma Investments. Before that, he was a hedge fund relationship manager at Societe Generale and an institutional fixed income salesperson in mortgage bonds and structured credit at Merrill Lynch. Dan holds degrees from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (B.S.) and New York University’s Stern School of Business (M.B.A.).

Elizabeth Mastrogiacomo, Senior Counsel

Elizabeth (Libby) Mastrogiacomo joins Commissioner Stump’s office from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP where she was a senior associate in the Derivatives practice group.  There Libby counseled designated contract markets, swap execution facilities, derivatives clearing organizations, swap dealers, swap data repositories, banks, asset managers, pension funds, and end users of derivatives in a wide variety of matters. She has represented clients before the CFTC, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Congress.

Libby also has considerable experience with cross-border derivatives issues. She has advised clients regarding the European Union’s central counterparty and trading platform equivalence regime and the CFTC’s substituted compliance framework. She has also engaged with international standards-setting bodies, particularly in the context of central counterparty resilience, recovery, and resolution. Libby holds degrees from the College of William and Mary (B.B.A.) and The George Washington University Law School (J.D.).