Michael Loesch counsels clients with respect to CFTC and SEC enforcement investigations and compliance matters, including those involving energy trading and derivatives market activity. He has extensive enforcement and compliance experience that stems from his private practice and more than 14 years of federal regulatory and legislative service. He previously served in senior leadership positions at the CFTC and the SEC.
Mr. Loesch served as the Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer at the CFTC from 2007 to 2009, providing counsel on energy market oversight, enforcement investigations, futures market surveillance, derivatives clearing and litigation. Prior to the CFTC, he spent over six years at the SEC, serving as Branch Chief in the Division of Enforcement as well as Counsel to the Chairman, where he provided legal advice regarding many of the highest-profile SEC enforcement proceedings at the time.
Before joining the SEC, Michael served in various roles as a staffer in the U.S. Senate, including as Counsel, U.S. Senate's Committee on Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation and Federal Services. In that capacity, Michael worked on the Committee's year-long investigation of campaign finance abuse and foreign influence in the 1996 federal elections. He also staffed U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi during hearings and investigations conducted by the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.