Release #4325-99

For Release: October 19, 1999

CFTC Announces the Appointment of C. Robert Paul as General Counsel

WASHINGTON -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced the appointment of C. Robert Paul as General Counsel, effective October 10, 1999. Mr. Paul comes from Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation in New York, where he has been Vice President and Counsel since 1997. From 1987 to 1997, Mr. Paul was Associate General Counsel and First Vice President with Dean Witter, Discover & Co. in New York.

Mr. Paul received his B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977 and his Juris Doctor degree from the New York University School of Law in 1980. Mr. Paul is a member of the City of New York Bar.

As legal advisor to the Commission, the Office of General Counsel (OGC) reviews all substantive regulatory, legislative, and administrative matters presented to the Commission. OGC also advises the Commission on the application and interpretation of the Commodity Exchange Act and other administrative statutes.

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