Who is Mike Gill? Trump Official Shot in DC Carjacking Dies

Mike Gill CFTC, a former Trump administration official, has died after being shot Monday in Washington DC.

Gill was shot Monday whilst in a car picking up his wife when he was the victim of a carjacking.

After being shot, Gill reportedly collapsed and was rushed to the hospital where he was in critical condition.

Mike Gill sadly died Saturday, February 3rd, unable to survive his injuries.

As news of the unfortunate event goes viral, people are searching to learn more about Mike Gill.

In this article, we provide exactly all there is to know about Mike Gill.

Who is Mike Gill?

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Mike Gill served as Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), one of many positions he’s held throughout his career.

He also served as the Chief of Staff to the CFTC Chairman.

Mike Gill holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Dayton, a Master of Arts in government from Johns Hopkins University, and his Juris Doctorate from the Catholic University of America.

In November 2021, the Housing Policy Council (HPC) announced that Mike Gill will join its executive team on December 1 as Senior Vice President for Capital Markets.

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They described Gill as “an attorney with three decades of experience,” and listed some of his experience including…

Chief of Staff, Head of Strategy, and Senior Vice President at Common Securitization Solutions (CSS) where he was “responsible for developing the company’s plan to evolve the Common Securitization Platform by expanding its capabilities to provide additional services,”

  • Chief Operating Officer of the CFTC (U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission)
  • Chief of Staff to the CFTC Chairman
  • Attorney with Crowell & Moring, LLP, concentrating on the energy and financial service sectors.

At the HPC, Mike Gill was expected to assist in advancing HPC’s policy and advocacy work, with a focus on mortgage-backed securitization, capital markets, innovation, and the adoption of technology in housing finance.

“We are excited for Mike to join the team. He has a tremendous depth of knowledge and experience on a variety of technology, securitization, and other capital markets issues,” said HPC President Ed DeMarco following his appointment.

“He will be a key player in HPC’s efforts to identify and promote policies that advance an economically sound housing finance system. By harnessing the power and capacity of capital markets, the housing finance system can deliver low-cost and stable funding for homebuyers, broadening access to sustainable homeownership opportunities.”

Mike Gill CFTC replaced Angel Hernandez, who stepped down to pursue another opportunity.

Other previous jobs he held included…

  • GOP representative on the Washington DC Board of Elections
  • Deputy director of the 1992 Bush-Quayle re-election campaign
  • Assorted positions for Republican congress members of both House and Senate.

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On Monday, January 30th 2024, it was reported that a Trump administration official fell critically-ill after being shot during a carjacking in Washington DC.

Mike Gill CFTC, a married father of three, was blasted by the unnamed suspect on K Street NW around 5:45pm Monday, according to the Daily Mail.

He was collecting his wife, education attorney Kristina Gill, at the time of the incident and was inside the car when he was struck.

Gill managed to get out of his car, but collapsed shortly afterwards.

A witness told the Washington Post that his wife ‘ran toward her husband and grabbed his hand, “asking him what happened, but getting no response,”

The witness added that the victim was wearing “a dress shirt and sweater, sprawled on the pavement with one foot still in the passenger’s side of a car. His right hand was twitching as blood pooled around his head,” Yolanda Douglas added.

A spokeswoman for Gill said: “We can confirm that Mike Gill was the victim of the shooting at the 900 block of K Street Northwest on Monday evening and is in critical condition.

“Out of respect for the family, we have nothing additional to add at this time,”

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After days of fighting for his life in the hospital, Mike Gill gave up the ghost Saturday, February 3rd.

According to police, the suspect was responsible for an 11-hour carjacking rampage in the District in Maryland left a trail of murder and terror.

A witness told police the suspect was suffering a mental health crisis, according to MPD Executive Assistant Chief Jeffrey Carroll.

In the end, one carjacking victim was killed and another carjacking victim is in critical condition after being shot – that being Mike Gill CFTC.

The suspect also shot at two police vehicles in two different locations during the rampage, which included at least five carjackings or attempted carjackings.

It ended on Annapolis Road in the Lanham Hills section of Prince George’s County where two New Carrolton Maryland officers were confronted by the suspect. The officers shot and killed him.

Kristina Gill Duane Morris attorney

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Mike Gill was married to his wife, Kristina Gill, a DC attorney.

She announced his death via a statement released Saturday, February 3rd.

“It is with profound sadness that I wish to inform the community of the passing of my husband, Mike Gill,” Kristina Gill attorney said in a written statement to FOX 5’s Shomari Stone.

“His sudden departure has left a void in our lives that can never be filled. In this time of grief, we are grateful for the outpouring of love and support from family, friends, and the community, and extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has reached out to offer condolences and assistance,”

According to her law firm Duane Morris LLP, Kristina Gill practices in the area of education law. Her practice focuses on issues related to federal and state higher education law from both a policy and regulatory compliance perspective.

Her experience and advice includes issues surrounding compliance with the federal regulatory process, particularly as related to the Title IV student financial aid programs authorized by the Higher Education Act and administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Specifically, Ms. Gill counsels institutions regarding institutional, student and program Title IV eligibility requirements, including Title IV program review and audit response and resolution, Title IX (sexual harassment) and Clery Act (campus safety) compliance, Annual Safety Reports, EEOC complaints, change of ownership questions and approvals, incentive compensation, licensing requirements, state authorization (on-ground and distance education), DOD/VA educational benefit regulations, gainful employment compliance, and borrower defense to repayment issues.

She also advises schools regarding consumer protection and disclosure regulations and trends, and a variety of other legal and regulatory issues impacting educational institutions, including marketing and advertising practices, and third party servicer relationships.  She assists clients in providing formal responses to rulemaking and draft legislation.  

As a former staffer on Capitol Hill and registered lobbyist, Ms. Gill brings an insiders perspective to the federal legislative process. She has a strong command of the intersection between policy and regulations.

She works with clients to develop advocacy and engagement strategies for issues related to higher education and more specifically the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. She is a speaker at higher education conferences on emerging and on-going regulatory issues impacting postsecondary educational institutions.

Mike Gill Washington DC

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Mike Gill CFTC has a bio of himself up on his LinkedIn which reads…

“Mike Gill serves as Senior Vice President for Capital Markets at the Housing Policy Council. HPC members are among the nation’s leading mortgage originators, servicers, insurers and data/settlement service providers.

“Previously, he served as Senior Vice President at CSS, a joint venture between Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, established to build and operate the universal platform for the issuance and management of mortgage securities. He also served as a Board Member to the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO).

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“Mike was formerly Chief of Staff to U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Christopher Giancarlo and served as the COO of the agency.

“As such, he was responsible for policy development and coordination on major rule proposals including swap execution reform, cross-border CCP, DCM, and swap dealer registrations, margin and capital requirements, LIBOR transition and Brexit-related relief. He represented the agency at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) and at IOSCO board meetings. Under Mike’s leadership, the CFTC created a number of new initiatives, including, the Market Intelligence Branch, a data-focused unit which provides a weekly snapshot of the derivatives sector to U.S. financial regulators and LabCFTC, an office that interfaces with Fintech community.

“He is an attorney and previously practiced with Crowell & Moring, LLP, where the majority of his work was concentrated in the energy and financial service sectors. Mike also served on the staff of Sen. John Danforth and Rep. Paul Gillmor. His pro bono experience includes representing undocumented juveniles, through the Kids in Need program, before state and federal courts, as well as volunteering for the Archdiocesan Legal Network.

“In 2016, Mike was nominated by Mayor Muriel Bowser and confirmed by the D.C. City Council as a Board Member to the D.C. Board of Elections. He served three terms until 2023. He is a licensed practitioner of the Washington, D.C., and Maryland Bars.

“Mike received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Dayton, M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University, and his J.D. from The Catholic University of America. Mike, his wife Kristina, and their children Sean, Brian, and Annika live in Washington, D.C.”

As an example of his work, below are excerpts of comments delivered by Mike Gill CFTC during his time with the Trump administration.

Remarks of CFTC Chief of Staff Michael Gill at the National Press Club, CFTC Kiss Policy Forum, Washington, D.C.

February 12, 2018

The KISS program evolved out of a simple list of cumbersome regulations that then-Commissioner Giancarlo and Amir Zaidi kept while Amir served as counsel to the Commissioner. At the time, Commissioner Giancarlo put it to Amir this way, “In most tasks in life there should be simplicity behind the complexity, and we must hone in on the practical to be successful.”

On February 24, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order on “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda.” Although the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), as an independent agency, is not strictly bound by President Trump’s Executive Order, we believe the KISS effort is in line with the President’s objectives. That’s why we are here today, to tell you about our efforts at the CFTC to simplify our regulations and address outdated rules, and to bring some clarity to the process. I will provide some context. Then, we will have a panel discussion with my colleagues Brian Bussey, Amir Zaidi, and Matthew Kulkin.

Project KISS is an attempt to enhance the application of rules and practices in a policy-neutral way. We are working to make Legislative and Executive direction more effective and efficient.

This is a matter of necessary housekeeping; time to simplify and clean up the clutter. And, we found that, in forty years, we had accumulated a moderate amount of complex clutter.

The goal is to become better regulators, which in turn leads to more efficient markets and greater economic growth.

Full speech can be read here…


The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is an independent agency of the US government created in 1974 that regulates the U.S. derivatives markets, which includes futures, swaps, and certain kinds of options.

The Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), 7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq., prohibits fraudulent conduct in the trading of futures, swaps, and other derivatives.

The stated mission of the CFTC is to promote the integrity, resilience, and vibrancy of the U.S. derivatives markets through sound regulation.

After the financial crisis of 2007–08 and since 2010 with the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the CFTC has been transitioning to bring more transparency and sound regulation to the multitrillion-dollar swaps market.

Congress created the CFTC in 1974 as an independent federal regulatory agency.

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-463) created the CFTC to replace the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Exchange Authority.

The Act made extensive changes to the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) of 1936, which itself amended the original Grain Futures Act of 1922. (7 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).

In 1975, the first members were selected, and also its first chairman.

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