The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), one the of the country’s paramount regulatory authorities, has named Lucas Moskowitz as its newest chief of staff following his stints on the Financial Services Committee of the US House of Representatives, according to a regulatory filing.
Mr. Moskowitz previously held several roles in both chambers of the government, including a position as the Chief Investigative Counsel of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. In this capacity he also led the Committee’s investigative and oversight activities in connection with a wide variety of banking, securities, housing, and insurance matters.
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By extension, he also worked as counsel on the Financial Services Committee of the House of Representatives, focusing on legislative oversight to strengthen US capital markets and promote capital formation. In his new role he will be focusing on a broader mandate that will cover the entirety of the SEC’s jurisdiction.
Mr. Moskowitz also held the role of Managing Director at Patomak Global Partners LLC, providing consulting services to financial services firms and public companies on regulatory and compliance matters.
According to SEC Chairman Jay Clayton in a statement on the appointment: “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. 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.”