Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Gary DeWaal, special counsel in Katten’s New York office, 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, as well as assists in defending and resolving regulatory disciplinary actions and enforcement matters. DeWaal also advises buy-side and sell-side clients, as well as trading facilities and clearing houses, on the developing laws and regulations related to cryptocurrencies and digital tokens. Previously, he was a senior managing director and group general counsel for Newedge and worked for the CFTC’s Division of Enforcement in New York. He formerly was an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School, and is a current practitioner faculty member and mentor at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo Law School. DeWaal is the sole author and publisher of Bridging the Week, a blog addressing issues in the financial services industry. He received his JD and MBA from SUNY Buffalo and his BA from SUNY Stony Brook.