Names Stephen Humenik Global Head of Derivatives Legal

Global Derivatives Market Lawyer and Former U.S. CFTC Counsel to Lead Global Derivatives Legal Team for

Jul 18, 2022
Stephen Humenik is named as Global Head of Derivatives Legal

Singapore, July 18, 2022 –, the world’s fastest growing cryptocurrency platform, has named Stephen Humenik Global Head of Derivatives Legal.

In his role, Humenik will lead’s Global Derivatives Legal Team. Launched in February 2021, the Derivatives Exchange offers traders the ability to settle in cryptocurrency, control account leverage, and enjoy other benefits that a state-of-the-art crypto trading platform offers.’s derivatives offerings were recently expanded by’s acquisitions of NADEX and the Small Exchange in March 2022.

“I am excited to join and continue efforts in offering a leading derivatives exchange for institutional investors,” said Humenik. “ also has firm commitments to compliance, responsible innovation, and customer satisfaction, and those commitments will continue to be foundational as we continue to grow and evolve our derivatives and institutional offerings.”

Prior to joining, Humenik was a partner at global law firm K&L Gates. Humenik has more than twenty years of experience on cross-border regulatory, compliance, transactional and enforcement matters involving the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and global markets for derivatives, physical and financial commodities. Humenik has counseled a diverse range of clients, including cryptocurrency and FinTech companies, swap dealers, financial institutions, trading platforms and clearinghouses, proprietary traders, asset managers, hedge funds, commodity end-users, energy companies, corporate end-users, and trade associations. Earlier in his career, Humenik served as special counsel and policy advisor to former CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia and as a former enforcement attorney with the CFTC.

“Stephen is a renowned expert in derivatives and regulatory matters,” said Nick Lundgren, EVP, Head of Legal at “Stephen’s leadership will be an incredible asset as we continue to expand our offerings for institutional and retail investors alike.”


Founded in 2016, serves more than 50 million customers and is the world’s fastest growing global cryptocurrency platform. Our vision is simple: Cryptocurrency in Every Wallet™. Built on a foundation of security, privacy, and compliance, is committed to accelerating the adoption of cryptocurrency through innovation and empowering the next generation of builders, creators, and entrepreneurs to develop a fairer and more equitable digital ecosystem. Learn more at

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