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Patrick McCarty

Patrick McCarty is Of Counsel to Ruddy Gregory, PLLC, in the Washington, DC office. Mr. McCarty is a seasoned financial services attorney with 35 years experience in banking, securities and commodities law.
Mr. McCarty has significant experience working at the Federal Financial Regulators: General Counsel of the CFTC (2002 to 2005), Senior Counsel in the SEC Chairman’s Office (2008-2009), and Staff Attorney at the FHLBB, OTS, RTC and FDIC (1989 – 1999). Mr. McCarty, who is a registered lobbyist, has extensive legislative experience having worked as Professional Staff on the House Banking Committee during passage of the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (1997-1999) and Senior Professional Staff responsible for Title VII Derivatives on the Senate Agriculture Committee during passage of the Dodd Frank Act (2009-2010). Mr.McCarty has also been General Counsel of a hedge fund/commodity pool and Founder of a CFTC registered clearing house for interest rate swaps. Between 2011 and 2017 Mr. McCarty was the Managing Director for US Government Affairs for 2 UK public companies. Mr. McCarty opened McCarty Financial LLC in 2017 and provides legal and regulatory consulting services to market participants and FinTech companies with respect to futures, swaps, FinTech and digital asset issues.
Mr. McCarty is an adjunct professor at both Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a Seminar on Cryptocurrencies (2018 to present), and Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, where he teaches a Class on Derivatives (2011 to present).
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Virginia State Bar – 1986 to present
EDUCATION
  • J.D., Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC 1986
  • B.A. in Economics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. 1980
REGISTERED LOBBYIST
  • Registered with US FEC, US House of Representatives and US Senate