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Harvey L. Pitt

Chief Executive Officer &

Managing Director

Harvey Overview


Harvey L. Pitt is the Chief Executive Officer of the global strategic business consulting firm, Kalorama Partners, LLC, and its law firm affiliate, Kalorama Legal Services, PLLC. Prior to founding the Kalorama firms, Mr. Pitt served as the twenty-sixth Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission from 2001 until 2003.  In that role,  Mr. Pitt was responsible for overseeing the Commission’s response to the market disruptions resulting from the terrorist attacks of 9/11, for creating the Commission’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. Mr. Pitt served previously with the Commission from 1968 to 1978, including as the Commission’s General Counsel from 1975 to 1978.

For nearly a quarter century before serving as SEC Chairman, Mr. Pitt was a senior corporate partner in the international law firm, Fried, Frank LLP. He was a founding trustee and first President of the SEC Historical Society and participates in numerous bar and continuing legal education activities to further public consideration of significant economic, financial, corporate and investor protection issues.  Mr. Pitt has been an Adjunct Law Professor at Georgetown University Law Center (1975-1984), George Washington University Law School (1974-1982), University of Pennsylvania School of Law (1983-84), and Yale Law School (2007).




  • St. John’s University School of Law, LL.D. (Honorary)

  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.

  • City University of New York, Brooklyn College, B.A.


Bar Admissions/Licenses

  • District of Columbia

  • New York

Harvey Credentials

Honors & Awards


  • Securities Enforcement Hall of Fame Induction, 2014

  • William O. Douglas Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Securities Law, 2011

  • NACD Directorship 100 Corporate Governance Hall of Fame Induction, 2011

  • Brooklyn College President’s Medal of Distinction, 2003

Harvey Honors & Awards

Other Activities



  • Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Advisory Council, Member

  • Paulson & Co. Inc., International Hedge Funds, Independent Fiduciary Director

  • Paulson & Co. Inc., Audit Committee, Member

  • Millennium Capital Management, LLC, Regulatory and Compliance Advisory Council, Member

  • Balyasny Asset Management L.P., Compliance Advisory Committee, Member

  • Teneo Holdings LLC, Senior Corporate Governance Advisor



  • GWU Medical Faculty Associates, Inc., Audit Committee, Director

  • GWU Medical Faculty Associates, Inc., Compensation Committee, Chair

  • National Cathedral School, Board of Trustees, Governance Committee, Vice-Chair

  • National Cathedral School, Board of Trustees, Audit Committee, Chair

  • National Cathedral School, Board of Trustees, Compensation Committee, Chair

  • 9B Technologies Inc., Audit Committee, Director and Member

  • CQS (UK) LLP and CQS Investment Management Limited, Fiduciary Director

  • Approva Corporation, Director

Harvey Other Activities
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