Lucas Moskowitz named Securities and Exchange Commission chief of staff

Lucas Moskowitz
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently named Lucas Moskowitz the agency’s new 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,” SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said.

Most recently, 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.

Previously, Moskowitz was chief investigative counsel of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, where he led the committee’s oversight of a variety of banking, securities, housing, and insurance matters.  Before that 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.

Moskowitz also worked as a counsel to former SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher, advising him on domestic and international policy issues and regulatory matters, and was an attorney in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement.

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. He also practiced securities law in the Washington, D.C. office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.

Moskowitz received his B.A. in Politics from Princeton University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.