Commissioner Scott O’Malia, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, will visit the Law School on Friday, September 21, 2012, to address the Business Law Forum. The event is open to the public.
A Commissioner of the CFTC since 2009, Scott O’Malia has been an advocate for greater use of technology to more effectively meet the CFTC’s responsibilities in surveillance, oversight, and regulation of the futures and swaps markets. He chairs the Technology Advisory Committee, which is drafting a definition of high frequency trading and studying its impact on the financial markets. Commissioner O’Malia has been a critic of “high frequency regulation” – adopting regulations without sufficient cost-benefit analysis. A native of South Bend, Commissioner O’Malia was raised on a family farm in Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan.
Presented by the Business Law Forum and the Notre Dame Law School.