• Designation: Chair

Chair

De’Ana Dow is Partner and General Counsel at Capitol Counsel LLC.  She is one of the most recognized experts on energy and financial markets issues with many years of senior level experience in both technical and policy areas.

Prior to joining Capitol Counsel, Ms. Dow served as senior vice president with Ogilvy Government Relations, specializing in futures and derivatives markets, covering all physical and financial commodities. Prior to her time at Ogilvy, Ms. Dow served as Managing Director for Government Affairs at CME Group, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Legislative Counsel for the New York Mercantile Exchange. She also spent time as an Associate Vice President and Counsel in the Market Regulation Department at FINRA, (formerly NASDR), where she developed and supervised the futures market regulatory program.  Ms. Dow began her legal career at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission where she served in a number of capacities over 22 years, including supervisory roles in the Division of Trading and Markets, Counsel to Chairman William Rainer during the Clinton Administration, and Special Advisor to Chairman James Newsome under the Bush Administration.

Ms. Dow is a Public Director on the Board of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX) and serves on the Board of Advisors at Seismic Capital Company.  She chairs the DC Bar CFSL Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion in Business and Finance, and is Founder and Chair of the Board of the Financial Services Professionals, an organization of Black Americans in the financial services industry.

Ms. Dow is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the DC Bar and the American Bar Association.