NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Futures Industry Association (FIA) announced today that Katten senior counsel Gary DeWaal will be inducted into its Hall of Fame during the annual FIA International Futures Industry Conference on March 15 in Boca Ratton, Florida.
Formerly chair of Katten’s Financial Markets and Regulatory practice, DeWaal joined the firm in 2014 after working almost 27 years for Fimat (later named Newedge), a subsidiary of Societe Generale, and before that at Brody White & Company, Inc., a futures brokerage firm whose assets Fimat acquired. At Fimat, for many years the largest international futures brokerage organization, DeWaal served as managing director and group general counsel and as a member of the group’s global executive committee. DeWaal is served in many capacities with Brody White, including as its president.
“Gary’s remarkable professional impact has contributed to Katten’s presence at the heights of legal distinction,” said Roger P. Furey, chairman of the firm, a long-established leader in the financial services industry. “We congratulate him on this well-deserved honor that further places him, and by extension Katten, in the rarefied company of financial industry greats.”
Lance A. ZinmanGlobal Chair of Katten’s Financial Markets and Funds (FMF) practice, said, “Gary’s wide-ranging, in-depth knowledge is indisputable. He is an insightful thought leader, always on top of the latest legal and regulatory developments in the fast- paced, constantly changing crypto market. He has an impressive knack for quickly capturing the core points of even the most complicated topics.”
At Katten, DeWaal first provided advisory and regulatory defense services to clients in the derivatives space, but quickly