Cointelegraph interviewed Financial Markets and Funds partner Daniel Davis on President Biden's recent announcement to nominate Kristin Johnson and Christy Goldsmith Romero to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), as well as his pick of making acting Chairman Rostin Behnam the official chair. Dan, former general counsel for the CFTC, applauded the picks, noting their potential to bring positive changes for crypto regulation. He indicated that Ms. Johnson and Ms. Goldsmith Romero each bring "excellent" crypto-related credentials, stating, "Both have taught law school courses related to crypto. Ms. Johnson has also written extensively on topics such as financial services regulation and how decentralized finance (DeFi) could fit within the current regulatory structure with some innovative ideas. One would expect that crypto-related issues would form an important part of their respective agendas if confirmed." ("CFTC renewed: What Biden's new agency picks hold for crypto regulation," September 18, 2021)