Washington, D. C. — CFTC Commissioner Caroline D. Pham announced
today that Keaghan Ames will join her staff and serve as Counselor &
Senior Policy Advisor starting May 23.
stated: “I am so pleased to announce that Keaghan is joining my team.
He brings with him deep policy expertise, practical regulatory
implementation experience, and a well-rounded understanding of
regulated markets and registrants. Keaghan has been a trusted advisor
to executives throughout his career and I am confident his background
and skill set will serve the Commission well during this critical
Keaghan Ames, Counselor & Senior Policy Advisor
Keaghan Ames joins the CFTC from the Institute of
International Bankers (IIB), where he served as the Director of
Federal Government Affairs. While at the IIB, Keaghan represented the
U. S. operations of internationally headquartered financial
institutions on capital markets, prudential, and tax policy matters
before Congress and U. S. federal prudential and market regulators, as
well as the New York Department of Financial Services.
to the IIB, Keaghan worked at Credit Suisse Securities (USA) as Head
of U. S. Regulatory Policy, where he advised senior executives on key
regulatory policy developments and impacts, including swap margin
rules, CFTC and SEC cross-border derivatives regulatory frameworks and
swap data reporting reforms, prudential tailoring under S-2155, Basel
III, and digital assets regulation. Keaghan advocated on the firm’s
investment banking, holding company, and asset management issues with
the CFTC, SEC, Federal Reserve Board, FDIC, and international standard
setting bodies such as the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and
IOSCO. Keaghan previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC),
where he advised large financial institutions on implementation of the
Dodd-Frank Act, MiFID II, and CFTC and SEC swap dealer registration.
While in law school, Keaghan worked as a law clerk for CFTC
Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo. Keaghan received a J. D. from
the George Washington University Law School and a B. A. from the
George Washington University.
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