Patrick McCarty was appointed head of U.S. Government Relations for ICAP in spring 2011. Professor McCarty has over 25 years experience working on financial services issues in various regulatory agencies and political groups in Washington, DC, and New York, NY, including most recently with the U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, where he was the Senior Professional Staff Member working on Dodd-Frank financial reform issues, as well as other issues concerning the derivatives industry. He has also held senior positions with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Managed Funds Association, the House Banking and Financial Services Committee, as well as four federal banking agencies and other private sector organizations. Mr. McCarty has spoken at many industry seminars and conferences. He received a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia, and a JD from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.