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CUA Law Alumnus, Christopher Pilkerton '99,  Appointed General Counsel of the U.S. Small Business Administration

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CUA Law alumnus, Christopher Pilkerton '99, was recently appointed as General Counsel of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). As General Counsel, Pilkerton provides legal representation for the Agency in judicial and administrative proceedings, legal negotiations, and appearances and consultations with other government and non-governmental entities. Pilkerton returned to CUA Law this fall to give a "Faith in Action" talk for students.

Prior to SBA, Pilkerton was a compliance director at JP Morgan Chase, advising both the business and corporate functions on matters related to enterprise compliance risk and regulatory change management. Pilkerton began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, working as a trial lawyer in both the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor and the Office of Money Laundering and Tax Crimes. He later went on to become Senior Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, investigating numerous cases related to insider trading and accounting fraud.  Pilkerton has since been a partner in two law firms, representing clients in various transactions and regulatory matters, as well as providing general counsel services to early stage companies and clients in the financial services industry. He has served on the Board of Directors of NASDAQ Futures, Inc. and was the Associate Director of the Law and Public Policy Program at the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.  Pilkerton was a Fulbright Teaching Scholar in Poland and holds a master's degree in public administration from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He earned his J.D. from the Catholic University of America and a bachelor's degree from Fairfield University.

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