Bridging the Week is a blog authored by Gary DeWaal that recaps and discusses the top financial and regulatory news of the prior week in a concise, interesting and meaningful way. The blog is updated most Monday mornings (except public holidays) and is supplemented by periodic Between Bridges breaking news recaps.

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About Gary DeWaal

Gary DeWaal is a financial services industry veteran who has more than 30 years of experience working on legal and regulatory matters. As Special Counsel and Chair, Financial Regulatory and Markets at Katten LLP in New York, Gary focuses his practice on financial services regulatory matters counseling clients in the U.S. and internationally on the application of evolving regulatory requirements to existing businesses and structuring more effective compliance programs, as well as supporting clients during regulatory inquiries and enforcement matters.

Previously, Gary was a senior managing director and group general counsel for Newedge, where he oversaw the worldwide Legal, Compliance, Financial Crimes Prevention (including AML) and Regulatory Developments departments. He also worked for the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Enforcement in New York. For several years, Gary taught a course in derivatives regulation as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School. He currently serves as a practitioner faculty and mentor for the State University of New York Buffalo Law School’s New York City Program on Finance & Law.

Gary is frequently quoted in the media for his thoughts on the international financial services industry and has published numerous articles on futures and securities industry issues as well as cryptocurrencies. He regularly lectures or appears as a speaker at futures and securities industry conferences or in training sessions for international regulators.


Gary DeWaal

Gary DeWaal is currently Special Counsel with Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in its New York office focusing on financial services regulatory matters. He provides advisory services and assists with investigations and litigation.

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