Dorothy DeWitt

Director of the Division of Market Oversight (DMO), U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Dorothy D. DeWitt is the Director of the Division of Market Oversight (DMO) at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  In her role, she is responsible for the oversight of derivatives platforms and swap data repositories, and the CFTC’s market intelligence initiatives.

Ms. DeWitt joined the CFTC from Coinbase, a cryptocurrency company, where she served as Vice President and General Counsel for Business Lines and Markets.  She previously served in senior legal and compliance roles for Citadel Securities, a broker-dealer and swaps dealer provisionally-registered with the CFTC, and S&P Global, and as an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell.

Ms. DeWitt spent nearly a decade in an investment capacity as a portfolio manager of alternative investment funds that relied heavily on derivatives and swaps.  At Cadogan Management, Ms. DeWitt served as a partner and portfolio manager who co-led the investment group, before transitioning to become general counsel.  Prior to that, she served at GAM in London, a global fund of hedge funds, as the portfolio manager for the GAM Multi-Arbitrage Fund, managing arbitrage, credit, event-driven, and fixed income investments.  Before that, she served as a research analyst at a merger arbitrage and event-driven hedge fund at ING Furman Selz.

Other Public Service

  • Law Clerk, Chambers of Honorable John E. Sprizzo , U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (1994-1995)


  • JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School (1994)
  • BA, summa cum laude, The University of Texas at Austin (1991)