B.A. Harvard University; J.D. Columbia University Law School
Mr. Waldman graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School where he was a Stone Scholar and an Editor of the Columbia Law Review. He clerked for Judge William Norris on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
In 1982 in joined the law firm of Arnold &Porter. He was made a partner at Arnold & Porter in 1987. From 1982-1996 he practiced in the areas of litigation, antitrust and futures and commodities regulation. In 1996 Mr. Waldman left Arnold & Porter to become General Counsel of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). He served as General Counsel of the CFTC from 1996-99 during which time he was also a staff representative to the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets.
Mr. Waldman rejoined Arnold & Porter in 1999 and is currently head of the firm’s Derivatives Practice Group.