David Battan has spent his career in industry and government dealing with issues at the junction of technology and regulation. Mr. Battan has Computer Science and Juris Doctor degrees from Duke University. He was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of online brokerage firm Interactive Brokers LLC from 1998 until 2020.
Mr. Battan has held several positions with U.S. financial regulatory authorities, including as Chief Counsel of the Division of Trading and Markets of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Senior Counsel in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of BSTX, Mr. Battan has served on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of the Boston Options Exchange and on the Board of Directors of One Chicago. He has also served on the FCM Advisory Committee of the National Futures Association and the Technology Committee of the CFTC.