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Allison Lurton Joins FIA As Deputy General Counsel

Date 03/01/2013

The Futures Industry Association is pleased to announce that Allison Lurton will join the association as senior vice president and deputy general counsel, starting Jan. 14. Lurton will help advise FIA on regulatory matters and help develop FIA policy as part of the association’s senior management. She will report to Barbara Wierzynski, FIA’s general counsel.

“I am delighted that Allison will be joining our team,” said Walt Lukken, FIA’s president and chief executive officer. “FIA and its members will benefit enormously from her expertise in derivatives regulation as it affects financial and energy markets and her in-depth knowledge of regulatory processes.”

“We are excited to be adding Allison’s expertise in energy and swap regulation and enforcement,” said Wierzynski. “Her experience in guiding clients on compliance matters will be particularly valuable as our industry engages with the new regulatory regime established by Dodd-Frank.”

Lurton joins the FIA from the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP, where she is of counsel in the Washington, D.C. office. She has advised a wide range of clients, including financial institutions, energy firms and pension funds, on the regulatory reforms being implemented as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Prior to joining Covington & Burling in 2010, she spent seven years at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, serving as chief trial attorney in the CFTC’s enforcement division and counsel to CFTC commissioners on a wide range of CFTC policy and regulatory matters. She graduated from the Washington University School of Law with a J.D. in 1995 and is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and Virginia.