Maggie advises clients on a wide array of regulatory, policy, compliance, and enforcement matters concerning derivatives, securities, blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital assets, and environmental-social-governance (ESG) issues. Maggie has more than 15 years of legal and policy experience advising on financial institutions and financial markets, as well as years of senior-level government experience working for and with U.S. and international financial markets or prudential regulators.
Maggie also served as senior policy advisor and the director of International Engagement, Financial Markets Group, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Before joining the Federal Reserve, she worked at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), where she held multiple roles, including as senior counsel to the chairman. At the CFTC, she advised on legal and policy matters as well as enforcement actions touching a wide range of issues: designated contract markets, derivatives clearing organizations, swap execution facilities, broker-dealers, asset managers, FinTech, cryptocurrencies, and Dodd-Frank Act rules. She served as a deputy to the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), and represented the CFTC in various international forums, including at the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). She also later served on the CFTC's Global Markets Advisory Committee (GMAC).
Before her government service, Maggie worked for several years as a litigator for global law firms in Washington, D.C. She represented large banks, hedge funds, financial services providers, energy companies, and/or their executives in complex civil litigation, including trials and appeals, as well as in internal and government investigations and enforcement proceedings.
Maggie was an officer at McGonigle, P.C., before the firm combined with Davis Wright Tremaine.
Senior government-level experience
She also represented the CFTC on financial markets workstreams, including on clearinghouses, blockchain and cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, swap regulatory equivalence, and other Dodd-Frank issues, with the IOSCO, Financial Stability Board (FSB), the U.S. Treasury and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and international regulators and central banks.
She also served as senior policy advisor and director of International Engagement, Financial Markets, for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Cryptocurrency regulation and policy
Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2005, cum laude
B.A., Georgetown University, 2001, cum laude
Memberships & Affiliations
- Member, American Bar Association