Former CFTC Commissioner Chilton Leaves DLA Piper

Bart Chilton has left his position at law firm DLA Piper, where he was a senior policy advisor. His next destination could not be determined by press time.

Chilton joined DLA Piper in April 2014, working in its corporate, finance and derivatives practice.

Prior to that Chilton spent seven years working as a Commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), after being nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the US Senate in 2007 and then re-nominated by President Barack Obama and reconfirmed by the Senate in 2009.

During this time, he oversaw the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and Commodities Exchange Act and served as the chairman of the CFTC’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee (EEMAC).

Before joining the CFTC, Chilton was the chief of staff and vice president for government relations at the National Farmers Union, where he represented family farmers. 

In 2005, Chilton was a Schedule C political appointee of President Bush at the US Farm Credit Administration, where he served as an executive assistant to the board. From 2001 to 2005, Chilton was a senior advisor to Senator Tom Daschle, the Democrat leader of the US Senate, where he worked on a range of issues, including agriculture and transportation policy.

From 1995 to 2001, Chilton was a Schedule C political appointee of President Bill Clinton, where he rose to deputy chief of staff to US Secretary of Agriculture, Dan Glickman. In this role, Chilton became a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) – government executives selected for their leadership qualifications to serve in the key positions just below the most senior presidential appointees. 

As an SES member, Chilton served as a liaison between Secretary Glickman and the federal work force at USDA.

From 1985 to 1995, he worked in the US House of Representatives, where he served as legislative director for three different members of Congress on Capitol Hill and as the executive director of the bipartisan Congressional Rural Caucus.



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