Kevin K. Batteh, Partner Delta Strategy Group, General Counsel Commodity Markets Council
Kevin Batteh, a partner of Delta Strategy Group, is a seasoned financial services lawyer with over a decade of futures and swaps regulatory experience. Kevin joined Delta Strategy Group in August 2014 and assists clients across a range of areas including regulatory compliance, enforcement, and policy issues related to domestic and international derivatives and energy markets. Kevin also acts as a senior advisor to a number of blockchain and digital currency (e.g. bitcoin and ether) technology companies.
Kevin began his career as a complex litigation associate at a Fortune 100 law firm. In 2003, after five years of private practice, he joined the CFTC as a trial attorney in the Division of Enforcement where he investigated and prosecuted cases of fraud and market manipulation in Federal District Courts across the country.
Kevin left the CFTC in 2008 to take a senior lawyer role with the UK Financial Services Authority (now Financial Conduct Authority) in the Division of Enforcement where he investigated cases of securities and derivatives market abuse, market manipulation, and insider trading. Kevin returned to the CFTC in 2010 and served as a chief trial attorney responsible for leading a team of lawyers and investigators in the US Dollar LIBOR rate manipulation cases that ultimately resulted in billion dollar settlements.
In 2011, Kevin transitioned from Enforcement to serve as counsel to CFTC Commissioner Jill Sommers where he provided legal and policy advice concerning the CFTC’s Dodd-Frank rulemaking, regulation of futures and swaps, enforcement matters, and foreign jurisdictions regulatory policy and legislation.
Immediately prior to joining Delta Strategy Group, Kevin served Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Thad Cochran as special counsel and policy advisor for futures and derivatives where he had responsibility for the confirmation of Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Nominees and CFTC reauthorization legislation.