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Gary A. DeWaal

Gary A. DeWaal

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Special Counsel

Gary DeWaal focuses his practice on financial services regulatory matters. He counsels clients on the application of evolving regulatory requirements to existing businesses and structuring more effective compliance programs. He also assists with the resolution of disciplinary and enforcement actions.

Previously, Gary was a senior managing director and group general counsel for Newedge and its predecessors, where he oversaw the worldwide Legal, Compliance, Financial Crimes Prevention (including AML) and Regulatory Developments departments. He also worked for the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Division of Enforcement in New York. For several years, Gary taught a course in derivatives regulation as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School. He currently serves as a practitioner faculty and mentor for the State University of New York Buffalo Law School’s New York City Program on Finance & Law.

Gary is frequently quoted in the media for his thoughts on the international financial services industry and has published numerous articles on futures and securities industry issues. He regularly lectures or appears as a speaker at futures and securities industry conferences or in training sessions for international regulators. Gary is the sole author and publisher of Bridging the Week, a blog addressing issues in the financial services industry: www.bridgingtheweek.com.