Daniel Gorfine

Founder of Gattaca Horizons LLC and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center

Daniel Gorfine is an experienced regulatory, public policy, strategic communications, and business executive, and the founder of Gattaca Horizons LLC, a boutique advisory firm.  Gorfine has substantial in-house, government, and think tank experience across the technology and financial markets & services sectors, and was previously appointed by the Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to serve as the federal agency’s first Chief Innovation Officer and Director of LabCFTC.  In that capacity, Gorfine developed and led the Commission’s new technology innovation and regulatory modernization effort focused on informing policy and helping the Agency keep pace with modern, digital markets. Gorfine served as a senior agency representative on FinTech and crypto-asset issues, worked with staff and Members of Congress, coordinated with domestic and international regulators, and provided expert testimony before Congress.  He also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center teaching FinTech Law & Policy. Prior to the CFTC, Gorfine was Vice President, External Affairs & Associate General Counsel at OnDeck where he spearheaded efforts to create a new industry trade association and business standards.  Gorfine also previously served as Director of Financial Markets Policy and Legal Counsel at the Milken Institute think tank, and earlier in his career worked at the international law firm Covington & Burling LLP.  He also served a clerkship with U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake in the District of Maryland. A graduate of Brown University (A.B.), Gorfine holds a J.D. from George Washington University Law School and an M.A. from the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.