Michael D. Hoke

2449 Uinta St.
Denver, CO 80238
(303) 242-1086


Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA—J.D. cum laude, 2007
Activities: Journal of Law and Technology, Line editor, Spring symposium staff;
Kids in the Court, writer and co-coordinator

The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD—M.A. (Ph.D. ABD) in Economics, 2000
Honors: Full graduate fellowship

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO—B.A. in Biochemistry, Economics and Philosophy, 1997
Honors: Boettcher Foundation Scholarship, Phi Beta Kappa
Activities: President, Legislative Council, Student Union ($21 million operating budget); Speaker, Representative Council, Student Union; Health Board Member; Student Administrator to Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs; member of various campus hiring and advisory committees


U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Denver, CO, Jan. 2016 to Present
Staff Attorney, Division of Enforcement. Investigate possible violations of federal securities laws.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, Denver, CO, Jan. 2010 to Nov. 2015
Associate (2010&8211;2014); Of Counsel (2015). Practice centered on commercial, securities, and municipal litigation.

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Boston, MA, Sept. 2007 to May 2009
Associate. Associate attorney in the Litigation and Controversy department specializing in complex commercial, securities, and antitrust litigation. Drafted motions and memoranda, prepared discovery requests, reviewed discovery materials, supervised document reviews.

Medical-Legal Partnership for Children, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, Spring 2007
Legal Intern. Advocated for clients on food, utilities, housing, and family law issues.

Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC, Summer 2006
Summer Associate. Drafted memoranda on state deceptive-trade-practices law and discerning intent to preserve unamended provisions of partially amended rules. Researched legal issues pertaining to natural gas pipeline regulation, indecency laws, and SEC rules.

Office of the Regional Solicitor, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Boston, MA, Summer 2005
Legal Intern. Researched legal issues pertaining to Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). Catalogued and analyzed discovery materials, prepared discovery requests, helped screen new cases.

Leonard, Street and Deinard, Minneapolis, MN, Aug. 2005
Intern, Focused Insights Institute. Selected to attend two-week institute to develop legal research and writing skills. Researched issues of marital property and public roadways.

Fannie Mae, Washington, DC, Nov. 2002 to Aug. 2004
Economist/Financial Engineer, Credit Policy Division. Researched and analyzed credit pricing, collateral valuation, automated underwriting, counterparty risk, housing price appreciation, and product performance. Developed automated fraud-detection tools. Helped maintain and develop large research databases.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Deptartment of Labor, Washington, DC, Apr. 1999 to Oct. 2002
Economist, Division of Price and Index Number Research. Researched hedonic quality adjustments to audio-product price indices. Built local, cost-effective CPI research database. Consulted on mathematical economics.

The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, Sep. 1998 to May 2002
Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics. Gave recitations in microeconomic theory (graduate), intermediate micro theory (undergraduate), and elements of microeconomics (undergraduate).


Economic analysis, econometrics, programming in SAS and other statistical packages, strong analytical and computational skills, SQL, HTML, CSS, PHP and Unix shell coding


Reading Stendhal, Nietzsche, and Swinburne; hiking in the Gore Range; solving math problems and Rubik’s cube