FIA hires derivatives regulation expert
The Futures Industry Association has appointed Allison Lurton as senior vice president and deputy general counsel, starting from 14 January.
In her new role, Lurtan will, help to advise the FIA on regulatory matters and develop FIA policy as part of the association’s senior management. She will report to Barbara Wierzynski, FIA’s general counsel.
Lurton joins FIA from law firm Covington & Burling, where she works at the Washington D.C. office. She has advised financial institutions, energy firms and pension funds on regulatory reforms being implemented as part of the Dodd-Frank act in the US. Prior to joining Covington & Burling in 2010, she spent seven years at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, serving as chief trial attorney in the CFTC’s enforcement division and counsel to CFTC commissioners. She graduated from the Washington University School of Law in 1995 and is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and Virginia.
“I am delighted that Allison will be joining our team,” said Walt Lukken, FIA president and chief executive. “FIA and its members will benefit enormously from her expertise in derivatives regulation as it affects financial and energy markets and her in-depth knowledge of regulatory processes.”