Daniel J. Davis

Daniel J. Davis

Daniel J. Davis has been the General Counsel of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission since March 2017.  In his role overseeing the Office of General Counsel (OGC), Mr. Davis is responsible for providing legal advice and support for CFTC programs; managing the CFTC’s legal representation in appellate, bankruptcy, and other litigation; assisting in the performance of adjudicatory functions; advising on CFTC regulations; and advising on legislative, regulatory, and operational issues.

Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Davis did significant work in both the public and private sectors in which he worked extensively on administrative law, complex civil litigation, and labor and employment issues.

Other Public Service

  • Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice (2005-2007)
  • Law Clerk, Chambers of Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (2002-2003)


  • JD, University of Chicago Law School (2002)
  • BA, Brigham Young University (1998)