Top CFTC aide joins boutique K Street firm

Top CFTC aide joins boutique K Street firm
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Jason Goggins, the top aide to a Republican commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has joined Daly Consulting Group, a small financial services lobbying firm, it plans to announce Monday.

Goggins has been the chief of staff to CFTC Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo for more than two years. Before that, he spent about 11 years on Capitol Hill, and his work included serving as counsel on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Financial Services Committee.


He will now be the third lobbyist at Daly Consulting Group, founded by Justin Daly in 2012.

“Jason is an expert in financial services policy and is well respected by Republicans and Democrats alike in the House, Senate, and at the financial regulatory agencies,” Daly said in a release. 

The firm grosses more than $1.5 million per year — a considerable sum for a firm of its size — and counts S&P Global, Goldman Sachs, Fidelity Investments and BATS Global Markets as its clients.

“The lobbying business have shifted somewhat, to putting a greater emphasis on policy expertise,” Daly told The Hill. “Not many people have that CFTC expertise, and he does.” 

Goggins, whose first day is Monday, brings experience in another area of the financial services world — commodities and futures — to the firm. 

“Our goal is build the best financial services lobbying firm in DC, and this helps move us in that direction,” Daly said.

In the public sector, Daly worked for the House Financial Services Committee, the Senate Banking Committee and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He launched his own shop in 2012 after leaving Ogilvy Government Relations.

Goggins is the firm’s first hire since 2014, when Daly added Erik Johnson, a former aide to Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), Rep. Randy NeugebauerRobert (Randy) Randolph NeugebauerCordray announces he's leaving consumer bureau, promotes aide to deputy director GOP eager for Trump shake-up at consumer bureau Lobbying World MORE (R-Texas) and the late Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio.).