De’Ana H. Dow

FIA Hall of Fame 2024

De’Ana H. Dow
De’Ana H. Dow

De’Ana Dow is partner and general counsel at Capitol Counsel, a Washington-based policy analysis and government relations firm. She is one of the most recognized experts on physical and financial futures markets issues, with many years of senior-level experience in both technical and policy areas.

Before joining Capitol Counsel, Dow served as senior vice president with Ogilvy Government Relations, advising clients on financial market regulatory issues and issues before Congress and the Administration. She served as managing director for government affairs at CME Group, and as senior vice president and chief legislative counsel for the New York Mercantile Exchange. She also served as associate vice president and counsel in the market regulation department at FINRA.

Dow began her legal career at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission where she served in a number of capacities over 22 years, including supervisor in the Division of Trading and Markets, counsel to Chairman William Rainer, and special advisor to Chairman James Newsome.

Dow is a public director on the boards of Minneapolis Grain Exchange, Bakkt, and Bakkt Trust, and is an advisor at Seismic Capital Company. She also serves on the DC Bar Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Task Force and is the founder and chair of the board of Financial Services Professionals, an organization of Black Americans in the financial services industry.

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