Mr. Scopino is a Special Counsel with the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) at the headquarters of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in Washington, D.C., where he helps the Division provide interpretative guidance on Commission Regulations to market participants and assists with rulemakings necessitated by the Dodd-Frank Act. Mr. Scopino previously worked in the CFTC’s Enforcement Division, in which capacity he civilly prosecuted cases across the country that involved fraud or manipulative trading practices in the financial markets for derivatives. Before joining the CFTC, Mr. Scopino was a litigator at private firms in New York, first with Cravath, Swaine & Moore and then with Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler. While working at law firms, Mr. Scopino’s practice focused on securities and antitrust litigation, as well as civil and criminal appellate work. After law school, Mr. Scopino clerked for (then Chief) District Judge James G. Carr of the Northern District of Ohio. Mr. Scopino graduated from Cornell Law School, where he was a Note Editor on Cornell Law Review. He is licensed to practice in New York and Connecticut.