Bloomberg Law
April 1, 2021, 5:00 PM

Citadel Securities Hires Ex-CFTC Chairman Tarbert as Legal Chief

Lananh Nguyen
Lananh Nguyen
Bloomberg News

Citadel Securities hired Heath Tarbert, the former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, as its chief legal officer.

Tarbert led the nation’s main derivatives regulator from 2019 until January, when he became a commissioner. He previously served as a senior official in the Treasury Department, and before that led the bank-regulatory practice at law firm Allen & Overy LLP. He’ll start at Citadel Securities on April 5 and be based in Chicago, according to a statement Thursday.

Heath Tarbert
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