Gregory Mocek’s practice involves legal and strategic guidance on a broad range of issues, including regulatory, government investigations, internal investigations, the Dodd-Frank Act, litigation, legislation, compliance, global financial regulatory and operational risk.
Gregory is one of the top commodity and derivatives lawyers in the United States, and has advised clients and led investigations in more than a dozen countries. In addition to recognition by Chambers, Washington D.C. Super Lawyers, and The Legal 500, he was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2012 in the area of Derivatives and Futures Law. He also was honored as Lawyer of the Year in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 for Derivatives and Futures Law. Chambers USA said Gregory is a lawyer who has “encyclopedic knowledge of the CFTC.”
As a former Director of Enforcement for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Gregory rose through the organization to provide leadership as one of the longest serving enforcement directors in Commission history. Leading 175 professionals in the Division of Enforcement, he was responsible for managing the Commission’s investigations, policies and related litigation in the U.S. and abroad. During the Bush administration, Gregory directed a wide variety of domestic and international cases at the CFTC involving complex OTC, physical and on-exchange transactions. He also worked closely with the President’s Corporate Fraud Task Force, the Enron Task Force, FERC, SEC, DOJ, and multiple other U.S. and foreign regulatory bodies. Furthermore, he played a key role in high-profile CFTC actions against Enron, Amaranth, and in hundreds of other complex cases. Gregory and his investigation and litigation teams developed techniques, theories, and case law in the energy markets that ultimately were the backbone of the commodity benchmark cases. Prior to his appointment as the Director of Enforcement, Gregory held several titles at the CFTC, including Special Counsel to Chairman Dr. James Newsome and Senior Trial Attorney. Before joining the CFTC, he was in private practice and focused on securities, commodities and commercial litigation.
J.D., Tulane University Law School
LL.M., Boston University School of Law
B.S., University of Louisiana