Alicia Lewis, Esq.
Alicia L. Lewis is Special Counsel to Rostin Behnam, Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). She manages clearing, LIBOR transition, and international regulatory matters. Ms. Lewis joined the CFTC in 2009 and is the fourth African American in the CFTC’s history to serve as counsel to a Chairman or Commissioner. Before the CFTC, Ms. Lewis was Interim Legal Counsel at the Managed Funds Association where she was responsible for monitoring and commenting on regulatory developments affecting the alternative investment industry at U.S. financial regulatory agencies. Ms. Lewis began her legal career as an associate in the Securities Enforcement and Investment Management practices at K&L Gates where she worked for eight years. Ms. Lewis is also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status) and previously worked on investment company audit engagements at Price Waterhouse LLP.
Ms. Lewis holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Undergraduate Division (BS) and William & Mary Law School (JD). She is admitted to the District of Columbia and New York Bars, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Maryland (inactive). Ms. Lewis serves on the Steering Committee for the Diversity and Inclusion in Business and Finance Committee of the District of Columbia Bar’s Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Community; is a member of Financial Services Professionals; and is Vice-Chair of the CFTC’s Association of African Americans. She is also a member of The Links, Incorporated, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (National Bylaws Chair), and Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
Ms. Lewis lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with her niece Tatiyana and cat Eve.