James E. Millstein
James E. Millstein is the chairman of Millstein & Co., LLC, a financial advisory firm based in Washington, D.C., and an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a graduate seminar on financial regulation and the crisis of 2008. Before forming Millstein & Co., Mr. Millstein was the Chief Restructuring Officer of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he was primarily responsible for the management and restructuring of the government’s TARP investments in AIG and Ally Financial and was a senior advisor to the Secretary in the policy-making process that resulted in the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection and Financial Reform Bill. Before joining the Treasury in 2009, Mr. Millstein was the global co-head of Lazard’s Restructuring Group, having joined Lazard in 2000 after an 18-year career at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, where he ran its Restructuring Practice. He received his bachelor’s degree in politics from Princeton University in 1978, his master’s degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1979 and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1982.