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Hon. Harvey L. Pitt

Hon. Harvey L. Pitt

Kalorama Legal Services, PLLC (Formerly 26th Chairman of the U.S. S.E.C., 2001-2003)
Chief Executive Officer, Kalorama Partners, LLC
Washington, DC, USA


Harvey L. Pitt is the Chief Executive Officer of the global business consulting firm, Kalorama Partners, LLC, and its law firm affiliate, Kalorama Legal Services, PLLC.  Prior to founding the two Kalorama firms, Mr. Pitt served as the twenty-sixth Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.  In that role, from 2001 until 2003, Mr. Pitt was responsible, among other things, for overseeing the SEC’s response to the market disruptions resulting from the terrorist attacks of 9/11, for creating the SEC’s “real time enforcement” program, and for leading the Commission’s adoption of dozens of rules in response to the corporate and accounting crises generated by the excesses of the 1990s.        

For nearly a quarter of a century before becoming the SEC’s Chairman, Mr. Pitt was a senior corporate partner in the international law firm, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. He was a founding trustee and the first President of the SEC Historical Society, and participates in a wide variety of bar and continuing legal education activities to further public consideration of significant corporate and securities law issues.  Mr. Pitt served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center (1975-84), George Washington University Law School (1974-82), the University of Pennsylvania School of Law (1983-84), and The Yale Law School (2007).   

Former Chairman Pitt served previously with the SEC, from 1968 until 1978, including three years as the Commission's General Counsel (1975-78).  Former Chairman Pitt received a J.D. degree from St. John's University School of Law (1968), and his B.A. from the City University of New York (Brooklyn College) (1965). He was awarded an honorary LL.D. by St. John's University in June 2002, and was given the Brooklyn College President’s Medal of Distinction in 2003.

Mr. Pitt is currently a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of GWU Medical Faculty Associates, Inc., a §501(c)(3) corporation that provides comprehensive medical care to residents of the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  He is also currently a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Advisory Council, a not-for-profit corporation created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, to oversee the audits of public companies and broker-dealers for the protection of investors and the public.  He serves as an advisor to the Global Advisory Forum for CQS (UK) LLP and CQS Investment Management Limited.  Further, he is an independent director of the international hedge funds of Paulson & Co. Inc., and a member of their Audit Committees.  He is also a member of the Regulatory and Compliance Advisory Council for Millennium Capital Management, LLC.  In addition, he serves as a senior advisor to Teneo Holdings LLC.  Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors, and is a member of the Audit Committee of Premier Alliance Group, Inc.  He previously served for three years on the National Cathedral School’s Board of Trustees, where he was at various times Board Vice-Chair, Co-Chair of the Board’s Governance Committee and Chair of the Audit and Compensation Committees.  Mr. Pitt previously served as a Director of Approva Corporation, and was a member of its Audit Committee.  In 2011, Mr. Pitt was inducted into the NACD Directorship 100 Corporate Governance Hall of Fame.

Hon. Harvey L. Pitt is associated with the following items:
Transcripts  Transcripts Ethics - Ethics , Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Keynote Round-Table: Not Your Father's SEC - Keynote Round-Table: Not Your Father's SEC , Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Luncheon Roundtable Discussion: "Change at the SEC: Where Is the Commission Headed?" - Luncheon Roundtable Discussion: "Change at the SEC: Where Is the Commission Headed?" , Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Web Segment  Web Segment Enforcement - The SEC Speaks in 2013 , Monday, February 25, 2013
Companies in Crisis - Best Practices for Boards and Their Advisors for Dealing With All Types of Non-Financial Crises - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2014 , Thursday, February 13, 2014
Enforcement - The SEC Speaks in 2014 , Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Compliance Inspections and Examinations - The SEC Speaks in 2014 , Tuesday, February 25, 2014
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Corporate Governance -- A Master Class 2014: Companies in Crisis - Best Practices for Boards and Their Advisors for Dealing With All Types of Non-Financial Crises - Companies in Crisis - Best Practices for Boards and Their Advisors for Dealing With All Types of Non-Financial Crises , Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The SEC Speaks in 2014: Compliance Inspections and Examinations - Compliance Inspections and Examinations , Thursday, February 27, 2014
The SEC Speaks in 2014: Enforcement - Enforcement , Thursday, February 27, 2014
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Corporate Governance -- A Master Class 2014: Companies in Crisis - Best Practices for Boards and Their Advisors for Dealing With All Types of Non-Financial Crises - Companies in Crisis - Best Practices for Boards and Their Advisors for Dealing With All Types of Non-Financial Crises , Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The SEC Speaks in 2014: Compliance Inspections and Examinations - Compliance Inspections and Examinations , Thursday, February 27, 2014
The SEC Speaks in 2014: Enforcement - Enforcement , Thursday, February 27, 2014
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2014 , Wednesday, February 26, 2014 , New York, NY
The SEC Speaks in 2014 , Saturday, March 08, 2014 , Washington, DC
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2015 , Tuesday, February 10, 2015 , New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2015 , Tuesday, February 10, 2015 , New York, NY
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