Susan Milligan

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Susan Milligan
Occupation Deputy General Counsel, Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs
Employer Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Location Washington D.C.
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Susan Milligan is deputy general counsel, legislative and intergovernmental affairs at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. She joined the commission in that role in June 2015.

She was previously head of public affairs for LCH.Clearnet. In that role, she was LCH.Clearnet's first Washington-based lobbyist. She was named to that position in June of 2011.[1]

Milligan was previously senior vice president of government relations and communications at The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) and served as the executive director of The Options Industry Council (OIC) for ten years. In her role at the OCC she was responsible for tracking the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act's provisions on clearing and over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. She left in June of 2011 to take the position at LCH.Clearnet.[2] [3]


Before joining OCC in May 2001, Milligan was counsel of government relations at the New York Stock Exchange from 1995 to 2001. She was legal assistant to Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Sheila Bair from June 1991 to June 1995, and was her executive assistant during the time that Bair was acting chairman of the CFTC. While at the CFTC, she also acted as legal assistant to Chairman Wendy Gramm from October 1990 to March 1991 and was an attorney in the Office of General Counsel from April 1987 to May 1991.[4]


Milligan received her B.A. magna cum laude from Dickinson College in 1980 and her J.D. from The Washington College of Law at American University in 1984.