Gary Barnett has been appointed to serve as the Director of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, a newly created division that is part of the CFTC’s restructuring to fulfill its expanded responsibilities under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Mr. Barnett is currently head of the U.S. Derivatives and Structured Finance Practice Group at Linklaters LLP in New York, NY.

The CFTC press release may be found here.