Release Number 8652-23

CFTC Commissioner Pham Announces Additional Staff Appointment

February 07, 2023

— CFTC Commissioner Caroline D. Pham today announced Brigitte Weyls will serve as Interim Senior Counsel.

Commissioner Pham stated, “I am thrilled to have Brigitte’s wealth of markets and enforcement knowledge on my team, and to add another first-ever appointment, now from our Chicago Regional Office. I appreciate Brigitte contributing her wide-ranging expertise on emerging issues as we work to fulfill the Commission’s mandate and provide oversight of our markets.”

Brigitte Weyls, Interim Senior Counsel

Brigitte has 15 years of experience at the CFTC. She joins Commissioner Pham’s office from the Division of Market Oversight, where she was Assistant Chief Counsel and advised on derivatives market structure, product filings, and rulemakings. Brigitte has served on CFTC interdivisional working groups involving digital assets and climate-related risk, and most recently she served as the Designated Federal Officer of the CFTC’s Agricultural Advisory Committee. In 2020, she received two Staff Excellence team awards.

Brigitte also spent over a decade in the Division of Enforcement, where she represented the CFTC in noteworthy enforcement investigations and litigation involving digital assets, precious metals, market manipulation, and fraud. She served on the Virtual Currency Task Force and was part of the team responsible for implementing the Division’s Litigation, Intake, and Triage Unit. Brigitte received her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and her B.A. from Denison University.