Daniel Gorfine

Daniel Gorfine
Chief Innovation Officer
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Director, LabCFTC

Daniel Gorfine is Chief Innovation Officer at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Director, LabCFTC. LabCFTC is dedicated to facilitating market-enhancing financial technology (FinTech) innovation, fair market competition, and proactive regulatory excellence and understanding of emerging technologies.

Daniel is also an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches a course on ‘FinTech Law & Policy.’ Daniel was most recently Vice President, External Affairs & Associate General Counsel at OnDeck, and previously served as director of financial markets policy and legal counsel at the Milken Institute think tank where he focused on technology-driven financial innovation, capital access, and financial market policy.

Earlier in his career, Gorfine worked at the international law firm Covington & Burling LLP and served a clerkship with U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake in the District of Maryland.

A graduate of Brown University (A.B.), Daniel holds a J.D. from George Washington University Law School and an M.A. from the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.

Recent Events and Presentations

May 21, 2020

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a discussion on the challenges and opportunities of establishing a digital currency in the United States.

April 30, 2019

While the Internet has enabled many types of transactions to become digital, many of these records are still maintained by a centralized authority, such as a bank or government agency.