Christopher Ehrman, previously an attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been named as the new Director of Whistleblower Office at the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
The Whistleblower Office was created by a provision in the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection act, which was signed into law almost three years ago by President Obama. The Office was intended to create financial incentives and restitution, as well as anti-retaliatory protection, for those who provide information to the CFTC regarding violations of regulation.
Christopher Ehrman was most recently an Assistant Director at the Office of Market Intelligence at the Securities and Exchange Commission, and brings with him extensive regulatory experience. As Gary Gensler said, in a CFTC press release that came out today, “Chris, who comes to us after many years of experience in the SEC’s Enforcement Division, takes on an important role at the Commission to oversee our Whistleblower program and engage with people who report misconduct in the futures and swaps markets.” Ehrman was a practicing attorney at the SEC before being promoted to Assistant Director, and has his JD from the University of Kentucky.
A full document press release can be found on the CFTC’s website.