Chelsea E. Pizzola

Chelsea Pizzola is Deputy Chief of Staff and Counsel to the Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. In these roles, she assists the Chief of Staff in overseeing the CFTC’s approximately 700 employees and provides legal and policy advice to Chairman Heath Tarbert on a broad range of issues.

Ms. Pizzola joined the CFTC from Allen & Overy LLP, where she focused her practice on derivatives regulatory and enforcement work. She has also previously served as a research fellow at the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation and as a law clerk to former CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo.


  • JD, summa cum laude, The George Washington University Law School (2016)
  • BA, with distinction, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012)