Michael S. Pieciak is commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation. He was first appointed commissioner by Gov. Peter Shumlin in July 2016 and reappointed by Gov. Phil Scott in January 2017.
Commissioner Pieciak serves as the chief regulator of Vermont’s financial services sector, including the insurance, captive insurance, banking and securities industries. Commissioner Pieciak previously served as deputy commissioner of the Department’s Securities Division. Commissioner Pieciak is President of the North American Securities Administrators Association, member of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and Conference of State Bank Supervisors and served on the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies.
Prior to his service with the Department, Commissioner 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.
Commissioner Pieciak 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.”