The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is undergoing a transformation with the new Trump administration while staying on course with its statutory mission of protecting US commodities and derivatives markets.  Some of CFTC’s priorities under new Republican Administration will certainly change as articulated by the new Congress, several executive orders from the White House, and the recent statements of Acting Chairman Giancarlo.  However, it is likely that we will see in 2017 a combination of both the enforcement trends that emerged after the Dodd Frank Act was implemented as well as the new trends under the new leadership.  This client alert provides insights into how the existing CFTC’s authorities will be used in 2017 in enforcement area.