Michael S. Pieciak is Deputy Commissioner of the Vermont Securities Division, the state agency charged with oversight of the securities industry in Vermont. Mr. Pieciak is an observer member of the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies and is Chairman of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) Corporate Finance Section Committee, and serves on NASAA’s Federal Legislation, State Legislation and Capital Formation Committees.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Pieciak practiced law in New York City at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group, gaining experience in commercial transactions, corporate governance and investment and financing transactions. Mr. Pieciak previously practiced at Downs Rachlin Martin in Burlington in the Business Law Group.
Mr. Pieciak has long been interested in politics and served as executive page to Gov. Howard Dean, a Senate Judiciary Committee intern for Sen. Patrick Leahy in Washington, DC and later as campaign manager for Attorney General William H. Sorrell.
Mr. Pieciak grew up in Brattleboro and graduated cum laude from Union College with a degree in political science. He received his law degree summa cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law where he served as editor-in-chief of the “Miami Law Review.” Recently, Mr. Pieciak was appointed to serve on the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees.