Natalie M. Petric currently serves as Director, Enforcement Counsel in the Legal and Market Regulation Department of CME Group. She is responsible for litigating cases and prosecuting market participants in enforcement actions before the Exchange’s disciplinary committees. When litigating cases in hearings on the merits of investigations, she must advocate on behalf of the company and present evidence related to futures and options transactions. For seven years prior to joining CME Group, Natalie developed litigation experience during her tenures as a civil defense trial attorney and as a prosecutor as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Natalie graduated cum laude from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. She received her law degree from the DePaul University College of Law. She is the proud granddaughter of past Justinian President, Anthony J. Fornelli and resides in Chicago with her husband James, also an attorney, and two daughters, ages two and four months.