Andrew Lowenthal is President of Porterfield & Lowenthal LLC, a government relations firm based in Washington, D.C. Prior to establishing his partnership with Lendell Porterfield, Lowenthal was a Vice President at Van Scoyoc Associates, representing a variety of financial services entities. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Lowenthal was a Director of Government Relations at Freddie Mac, a Fortune 50 housing finance corporation. Before joining Freddie Mac, Lowenthal was Chief of Staff at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission under Chairman Bill Rainer. During that tenure, Lowenthal assisted in the overhaul of US regulatory approach towards the $100 trillion market for derivative instruments and futures, culminating in passage of the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000. Lowenthal served as the first Legislative Director for Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana. As Minority Staff Director of the Senate Subcommittee on Securities, Lowenthal was the principal Senate Banking Committee staff person for Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut. Lowenthal was senior aide to Dodd during passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1997 and the National Securities Markets Improvement Act of 1996. Lowenthal also had the opportunity to play a role brokering a compromise between the banking industry and the independent insurance agents that helped pave the way for eventual repeal of Glass-Steagall in the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act of 1999. Lowenthal was Legislative Director for U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney of New York and previously served as her Chief of Staff in the New York City Council. A graduate of Cornell University, Lowenthal, lives in Maryland with his wife and three children.