From 2015-2019, Eric was the Director of the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission where he oversaw CFTC international initiatives, provided guidance regarding international issues raised in Commission matters, and represented the CFTC in international bodies, including the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the Financial Stability Board (FSB). He was responsible for all CFTC engagement with non-US regulatory counterparts, including those in Europe, China, India and Japan, and managed the development and governance of international workstreams involving the CFTC (press release announcing departure).
In international fora, Eric chaired the IOSCO Committee on Derivatives, the OTC Derivatives Regulators Group, and the FSB Working Group on UTI and UPI Governance and assisted the CFTC Chairman in chairing the IOSCO Cyber Task Force and the IOSCO Task Force on Market Fragmentation. He also represented the CFTC in the IOSCO Board and in international workstreams related to derivatives reform, central clearinghouse regulation and supervision, trade reporting, data harmonization, margin regulation, market conduct and corporate governance, cybersecurity, fintech and regtech, data protection, cross-border information sharing, benchmarks, and trading.
Before joining the CFTC, Eric was Associate Director and Head of International Regulatory Policy at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, recruited in 2011 from academia to assist in the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and the G-20 reforms. Before entering government service, he was a professor of law, director of a center on corporate governance, and lawyer in private practice. Eric received his A.B. in Economics from Harvard College, M.Sc. in European and International Politics from the University of Edinburgh, and J.D. from the Harvard Law School. He is a member of the American Law Institute.