Gretchen Lowe

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Gretchen Lowe
Occupation Acting Director
Employer CFTC Enforcement Division
Location Washington, DC

Gretchen Lowe is principal deputy director and chief counsel in the enforcement division of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, appointed to that position on June 23, 2014. She was previously acting director, until the appointment of Aitan Goelman as director. She was named acting director following the departure of David Meister in late 2013. Before that she was the enforcement division's chief counsel. [1]


During most of her tenure at the CFTC, Lowe served as an associate director. She led investigations and prosecutions of many of the CFTC’s most complex cases, including the CFTC’s actions against banks and interdealer brokers for manipulation and false reporting of global benchmark interest rates, including the LIBOR, and actions against energy companies for attempted manipulation and false reporting of natural gas price indices.[2]


Lowe received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.


  1. Prominent People. FIA.
  2. Gretchen Lowe Announced Principal Deputy Director and Chief Counsel of the Division of Enforcement. CFTC.