Matthew Daigler is MFA’s Vice President, Senior Counsel, Regulatory Affairs.

In this role, Matthew analyzes the impact of legislative and regulatory developments on MFA members, works with MFA members in developing Association policy, drafts comments to regulators, oversees outside counsel/consultants, and engages directly with policymakers and regulators.

Prior to joining the MFA, Mr. Daigler was Vice President and Senior Counsel in the Office of Innovation Policy and Regulation at the American Bankers Association (ABA), where he worked with banks and policymakers to ensure that the legal and regulatory landscape supports financial innovation. Prior to working at the ABA, Mr. Daigler served as Senior Counsel in the Chairman’s Office at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), where he advised on domestic and international policy and legal matters relating to cryptocurrencies and the OTC derivatives and futures markets. He also previously worked as a Senior Associate at Allen & Overy LLP in Washington, D.C., where he advised financial institutions on a wide range of regulatory matters. He also worked at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for nearly 10 years, most recently serving as Senior Special Counsel in the Office of Derivatives Policy, where he worked on the implementation of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act and derivatives regulation more generally.

Matthew has degrees from the University of Chicago (J.D.); Boston College (Ph.D.); and the University of Toronto (B.A.).