Douglas Harris is a Managing Director in the New York office of Promontory Financial Group LLC, where he advises on derivatives and capital markets regulatory, compliance, and risk management issues. Harris previously served first as Secretary and Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and then as Co-Chair of the SAGE Board of Directors.
Formerly, Harris was the General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer of BrokerTec Futures Exchange LLC and BrokerTec Clearing Company LLC. Before joining BrokerTec, Harris was a partner in the Regulatory Risk Services and Derivatives and Treasury Risk Management Groups at Arthur Andersen LLP. From 1993 to 1996, he held the position of Senior Deputy Comptroller for Capital Markets at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Previously, Harris served as Assistant General Counsel of JPMorgan and General Counsel of JPMorgan Futures, Inc.
Harris is a Director of the National Futures Association, the self-regulatory organization for the U.S. derivatives industry, where he serves on the Executive Committee, the Audit Committee, and the Compliance and Risk Committee. He is also a member of the Bar Association of the City of New York; the New York State Bar Association (Structured Products and Derivatives Law Committee); the American Bar Association (Derivatives & Futures Law Committee); the Law & Compliance Division of the Futures Industry Association; and the Financial Markets Association. He recently served on the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee and previously served on the CFTC’s Global Markets Advisory Committee.
Harris is a former Chairman of Career Gear, a nonprofit organization that provides work and interview-appropriate clothing for low-income men entering the workforce. Harris earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. (with honors) from Harvard College.