EVENTS

This page contains a schedule of recent and upcoming public appearances by staff from the Whistleblower Office.

Location Date Event
London, England June 4 - 6, 2018 The CFTC's Whistleblower Office is exhibiting at the FIA's 11th Annual International Derivatives Expo (IDX 2018) on June 4-6, 2018 in London, England. The conference is attended by clearinghouse leaders, regulators, traders and side buy-side professionals discussing the important political and regulatory topics that are shaping the cleared derivatives markets in Europe and beyond from Brexit to regulatory reform in the United States.
New York, NY September 26, 2018

The CFTC's Whistleblower Office is exhibiting at The Trading Show New York on September 26, 2018 in New York, NY. The conference is attended by many top traders, quants, data scientists, IT strategists, financial engineers and exchange leaders focusing on automated and algorithmic trading issues as well as cryptocurrencies and advanced analytics.

Chicago, IL October 16 - 18, 2018

The CFTC's Whistleblower Office is exhibiting at the FIA's 34th Annual FIA Futures and Options Expo on October 16-18, 2018 in Chicago, IL. The conference is attended by top regulatory leaders and business executives to discuss the latest services and solutions for the futures, options and cleared swaps industry.

Singapore November 27 - 29, 2018

The CFTC's Whistleblower Office is exhibiting at the 14th Annual FIA Asia Derivatives Conference on November 27-29, 2018 in Singapore. The conference is attended by international delegates to discuss and analyze the latest derivatives industry issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region including: health of the clearing ecosystem, evolving global markets and the global regulatory environment.

Santa Clara, CA November 28 - 29, 2018

The CFTC's Whistleblower Office is exhibiting at the 2018 Blockchain Expo North America on November 28-29, 2018 in Santa Clara, CA. The conference is attended by key industry delegates to discuss and explore cutting edge blockchain technologies.

Past Events

Location Date Event
Chicago, IL May 9 - 10, 2018 The CFTC's Whistleblower Office exhibited at The Trading Show Chicago May 9-10, 2018 in Chicago, IL. The conference was attended by a vast array of professionals including hedge funds, trading firms, prop shops, banks, brokers, trading venues, regulatory outfits, and financial service providers to discuss quant, automated trading, exchange technology, big data and derivatives.
Washington, DC May 7 - 8, 2018

William Durbin, Senior Counsel in the Whistleblower Office, participated in a panel on ethical issues posed by whistleblowers in internal investigations at the Energy Bar Association Annual Meeting & Conference May 8, 2018 in Washington, DC. Distinguished practitioners from the private defense bar, whistleblower bar and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of Enforcement also participated in the panel discussion. Conference attendees included attorneys, non-attorney professionals, and students active in all areas of energy law.

Washington, DC May 2 - 4, 2018 The CFTC's Whistleblower Office exhibited at the FIA's 40th Annual Law & Compliance Conference on May 2-4, 2018 in Washington, D.C. The conference was attended by legal and compliance professionals to discuss the regulation of futures, derivatives and OTC products.
Las Vegas, NV April 16 - 18, 2018 The CFTC's Whistleblower Office exhibited at ISRI 2018 Convention and Exposition on April 16-18, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. The conference and exposition was attended by members of the scrap recycling industry to discuss the leading trends for equipment and services for scrap recyclers.
Boca Raton, FL March 13 - 16, 2018 The CFTC's Whistleblower Office exhibited at the 43rd Annual FIA International Futures Industry Conference on March 13-16, 2018 in Boca Raton, FL. The conference was attended by members of the global futures, options, and cleared swaps industry in order to discuss the current state of the cleared derivatives ecosystem.
Anaheim, CA February 27 - March 1, 2018 The CFTC's Whistleblower Office exhibited at the 2018 Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show on February 27 - March 1, 2018 in Anaheim, CA. The convention and trade show was attended by farming industry professionals to discuss the latest farmer-focused technology, equipment, and innovation for the industry.
Dana Point, CA February 7 - 9, 2018 The CFTC's Whistleblower Office exhibited at the 4th Annual FIA-SIFMA Asset Management Derivatives Forum on February 7-9, 2018 in Dana Point, CA. The forum was attended by the buy-side and sell-side to examine the latest developments in global derivatives regulation, operations, markets and trading that are affecting the buy-side.
Phoenix, AZ January 31 - February 2, 2018 The CFTC's Whistleblower Office exhibited at the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show on January 31 – February 2, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ. The conference was attended by members of the cattle industry in order to discover new products and services as well as to discuss policy priorities for the industry.
Chicago, IL January 18, 2018 Jeff Gomberg, Senior Futures Trading Investigator in the Division of Enforcement, and William Durbin, Senior Counsel in the Whistleblower Office, discussed CFTC jurisdiction and the Whistleblower Program with The University of Chicago Financial Mathematics Program's future traders and quantitative analysts.
Singapore November 28 - 30, 2017 The CFTC's Whistleblower Office exhibited at the 13th Annual FIA Asia Derivatives Conference on November 28-30, 2017 in Singapore. The conference was attended by international delegates to discuss and analyze the latest industry issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region including: health of the clearing ecosystem, evolving global markets, and the global regulatory environment.
Washington, DC November 1, 2017 Christopher Ehrman, Director of the CFTC's Whistleblower Office, spoke on two separate panels as part of the 17th Annual Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (TAFEF) Conference. On the first panel, Mr. Ehrman joined the heads of the SEC and IRS whistleblower offices to discuss developments in the law and what the offices look for in submissions and coordination from whistleblowers. The second panel featured Mr. Ehrman and SEC enforcement staff discussing what changes have occurred or are anticipated under the new administration that might impact the SEC and CFTC whistleblower programs generally, as well as whistleblower matters falling under the purview of multiple programs.
Chicago, IL October 17 - 19, 2017 The CFTC's Whistleblower Office exhibited at the FIA's 33rd Annual FIA Futures and Options Expo on October 17-19, 2017 in Chicago, IL. The conference was attended by top regulatory leaders and business executives to discuss the latest services and solutions for the futures, options and cleared swaps industry.
New York, NY October 3, 2017

The CFTC's Whistleblower Office exhibited at the Trading Show New York on October 3, 2017 in New York, NY. The conference was attended by many top traders, quants, data scientists, IT strategists, financial engineers and exchange leaders focusing on automated and algorithmic trading issues.

Washington, D.C. / New York, NY June 28, 2017 The Director of the CFTC's Whistleblower Office, Christopher Ehrman, spoke with other regulators on a "Legal Developments in the Whistleblower Space" panel as part of the Practising Law Institute's Corporate Whistleblowing in 2017 program. A webcast of that program is available on demand (subscription and/or fee required).
Orlando, FL June 19 - 20, 2017 The CFTC's Whistleblower Office exhibited at the American Public Power Association Expo (APPA) on June 19-20, 2017 in Orlando, FL. The conference was attended by public power professional that make decisions on investments for their utilities, specifically discussing: customer service, cyber and physical security, disaster preparedness, energy efficiency, finance, government and management, legislative and regulatory issues, power supply, and reliability and infrastructure.
Des Moines, IA June 7 - 9, 2017 The CFTC's Whistleblower Office exhibited at the 2017 World Pork Expo on June 7-9, 2017 in Des Moines, IA. The conference was attended by pork industry professionals discussing the latest products, services, and technologies for pork businesses.
London, England June 5 - 7, 2017 The CFTC's Whistleblower Office exhibited at the FIA's 10th Annual International Derivatives Expo (IDX 2017) on June 5-7, 2017 in London, England. The conference was attended by clearinghouse leaders, regulators, traders and side buy-side professionals discussing the important political and regulatory topics that are shaping the cleared derivatives markets in Europe and beyond from Brexit to regulatory reform in the United States.
Las Vegas, NV May 21 - 24, 2017 The CFTC's Whistleblower Office exhibited at the National Institute of Pension Administration (NIPA) Annual Forum & Expo on May 21-24, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. The conference was attended by retirement plan professionals discussing industry trends, forthcoming legislation, and practical tools to expand pension administration knowledge.
Denver, CO May 21 - 24, 2017 The CFTC's Whistleblower Office exhibited at the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Annual Conference on May 21-24, 2017 in Denver, CO. The conference was attended by public finance professionals focused on state and local government finance.
Chicago, IL May 17 - 18, 2017 The CFTC's Whistleblower Office exhibited at The Trading Show Chicago on May 17-18, 2017 in Chicago, IL. The conference was attended by a vast array of professionals including hedge funds, trading firms, prop shops, banks, brokers, trading venues, regulatory outfits, and financial service providers discussing quant, automated trading, exchange technology, big data and derivatives.
Washington, D.C. May 3 - 5, 2017 The CFTC's Whistleblower Office exhibited at the FIA's 39th Annual Law & Compliance Conference on May 3-5, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The conference was attended by legal and compliance professionals discussing the regulation of futures, derivatives and OTC products.
New Orleans, LA April 24 - 26, 2017

The CFTC's Whistleblower Office exhibited at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries ISRI 2017 Convention and Exposition on April 24-26, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. The conference and exposition was attended by members of the scrap recycling industry discussing the leading trends for equipment and services for scrap recyclers.

Boca Raton, FL March 14 - 17, 2017 The CFTC's Whistleblower Office exhibited at the FIA International Futures Industry Conference March 14-17, 2017 in Boca Raton, FL. The conference was attended by members of the global futures, options, and cleared swaps industry discussing the current state of the cleared derivatives ecosystem.