Release: #4701-02
For Release: September 18, 2002


Rosemary Hollinger New Regional Counsel for Chicago and Stephen Obie Takes Over as Regional Counsel for New York

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Division of Enforcement at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today the appointments of Rosemary Hollinger as the Regional Counsel for the Chicago office of the Division and Stephen Obie as the Regional Counsel for the New York office of the Division.

In announcing the appointments, Gregory Mocek, Director of the Division of Enforcement, said:

I am very pleased that Rosemary and Steve will be leading our Regional Offices in Chicago and New York. Both are highly respected litigators who are dedicated to the work of the Division of Enforcement. Their leadership, expertise, and boundless energy will serve the Commission and the investing public well.

Hollinger joined the Commission in 1986 and most recently has served as a litigation team leader and manager handling complex enforcement matters in the Chicago office of the Division of Enforcement. She has also been a member of the faculty at various National Institute for Trial Advocacy programs and taught trial advocacy at DePaul College of Law and Loyola University. Prior to joining the CFTC, Hollinger was an associate at Levy, Leopold & Associates and a supervising trial attorney at Cabrini-Green Legal Aid Clinic.

Obie joined the Commission in 1998 and has worked as a Senior Trial Attorney responsible for some of the most complex investigations and litigations in the New York office of the Division of Enforcement. Prior to joining the Commission, Obie clerked in the Office of Staff Attorneys where he was assigned to the Honorable Pasco M. Bowman II, Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit and was a litigator at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

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