David Gillers

Chief of Staff, Chief Operating Officer and Director of the Climate Risk Unit, CFTC

David Gillers serves as the CFTC’s Chief of Staff, Chief Operating Officer, and Director of the Climate Risk Unit. Gillers was the CFTC’s federal officer for the Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee of the CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee, in which capacity he oversaw the development and publication of the landmark Managing Climate Risk in the U.S. Financial System report. Previously, he spent a decade as a congressional staffer working on financial services and energy matters, most recently as Democratic Senior Counsel to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. He worked extensively on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, the JOBS Act of 2012, and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015. Gillers worked as a corporate attorney prior to his time in Congress.  He is a graduate of Columbia College and received his JD from Boston College Law School.