News & Events
In April, General Counsel for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Jonathan L. Marcus, joined students and faculty for a slice of pizza and a conversation about the agency. Marcus discussed his day-to-day tasks as general counsel to the world's largest commodities regulator. Specifically, Marcus highlighted some of the agency's activities, including ongoing market manipulation prevention and enforcement actions; transparency within the agency; its role in the Financial Oversight Council; and overlapping jurisdiction between regulators like the Commodity Futures Protection Corporation (CFPC) and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). Prior to his appointment as General Counsel in 2013, Marcus served as counsel at Covington and Burling LLP within the Supreme Court Litigation Practice.
Last November, former Solicitor General Gregory Garre paid a visit to the Washington College of Law. Garre spoke to students about his role as the top litigator for the federal government and his transition into the private sector–representing businesses before the Supreme Court. Additionally, he discussed his pending arguments before the Court in Fisher v. University of Texas. The United States Senate unanimously confirmed Garre as Solicitor General in 2008, and he has argued forty-one cases before the Court.