Jason Pitcock is Vice President and Counsel of Porterfield, Lowenthal & Fettig, LLC, a government relations firm based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the firm, Pitcock was Counsel to the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, chaired by Congressman Paul E. Kanjorski (D-PA). Pitcock was significantly involved in the development and drafting of the policy reforms contained in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, particularly in the areas of investor protection, Securities and Exchange Commission reform, and hedge fund regulation. He played an important role in drafting the Securities Act of 2008, the Private Fund Investment Advisers Registration Act, and the Investor Protection Act of 2009, each of which were in large measure included in the Dodd-Frank Act.
In addition, Pitcock’s portfolio included the following issues: sovereign wealth funds, credit rating agencies, GSE reform, mark-to-market accounting, money market funds, municipal bonds, auction rate securities, loan modifications, executive compensation, proxy access, and the Madoff hearings, among other matters. During his time on the Subcommittee, Pitcock worked extensively with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, as well as other federal agencies and departments.
Before working on Capitol Hill, Pitcock practiced law, with an emphasis on insurance defense and general civil litigation. Representing a diverse group of clients in state and federal court, he focused on a number of areas, including products liability, bad faith, employment, and environmental law.
A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Pitcock received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Oklahoma State University and his Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association.