A former top Allen & Overy regulatory partner who had represented some of the world’s largest banks and financial institutions is the Trump administration’s nominee to lead the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Heath Tarbert, who joined Allen & Overy in 2014, had been the head of the U.S. bank regulatory group and a leader in the firm’s global financial services regulatory practice. He was confirmed in October 2017 as assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, international markets and development, a position where he served as policy chair of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.