The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Lucas Moskowitz has been named the agency’s chief of staff.
“Lucas’s diverse background in both the public and private sectors has given him valuable experience in all three areas of the SEC’s core mission, and I am delighted to have him on board,” said SEC Chairman Jay Clayton. “As we have walked the floors of the Commission’s headquarters in Washington, the reception Lucas has received has made it clear that he will be a valuable addition to the dedicated and professional staff here at the SEC.”
Mr. Moskowitz served as Chief Investigative Counsel of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, where he led the Committee’s investigative and oversight activities in connection with a wide variety of banking, securities, housing, and insurance matters. Before joining the Senate Banking Committee staff, Mr. Moskowitz served as a counsel on the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he worked on legislative and oversight matters to strengthen U.S. capital markets and promote capital formation.
Previously at the SEC, Mr. Moskowitz served as a counsel to former Commissioner Daniel Gallagher, advising him on domestic and international policy issues and regulatory matters. Mr. Moskowitz also served as an attorney in the Division of Enforcement.
Mr. Moskowitz began his government service as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before and after his clerkship, Mr. Moskowitz practiced securities law in the Washington, D.C. office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.
Most recently, Mr. Moskowitz was a managing director at Patomak Global Partners LLC, where he provided consulting services to financial services firms and public companies on regulatory and compliance matters.
Mr. Moskowitz received his B.A. in Politics from Princeton University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.