David E. Aron
Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Office of the General Counsel
David E. Aron is a Counsel in the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Office of the General Counsel, where he is on the swap and swap entity definition rulemaking teams and has been involved in the RTO/ISO 4(c)(6) Order process, among other duties. Immediately prior to rejoining the CFTC in July 2010, Mr. Aron was a Legal Consultant to, and Administrative Officer with, the United Nations Treasury from 2009 – 2010, where he worked on special projects for the Treasurer, Senior Investment Officer and Head of Bank Operations. From 2005 – 2009, Mr. Aron was a Senior Attorney in Schulte Roth & Zabel’s Structured Products and Derivatives Group, where he focused primarily on negotiating and documenting negative basis trades with various banks on behalf of monoline clients, negotiating ISDA documentation on behalf of hedge fund clients and advising fund clients on the ISDA CDS Auction process and on CFTC and NFA exemptive, compliance and enforcement issues. From 1999 – 2005, he was an associate and then partner in McDermott, Will & Emery’s Energy and Derivatives Markets practice, where he served dealer and end user clients in transactional and regulatory counseling capacities involving hybrid instruments and a wide range of physical commodities transactions, including agricultural and environmental commodities, bandwidth, coal, natural gas and power. Earlier in his career, Mr. Aron was an Associate in the Futures and Investment Management practice at Dechert Price & Rhoads, Special Counsel to the Director of the CFTC’s Division of Trading and Markets, a Manager in the Derivatives Confirmation Unit at Citibank and an Attorney in Securities Investments unit of the Law Department at MetLife.