Luis Mejia, attorney and former Chief Litigation Counsel and Senior Executive Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has been named the University’s new Director of Compliance, Ethics, and Privacy / Title IX Coordinator. He began Oct. 4.
He is responsible for the oversight, vision, and execution of the University's Compliance and Ethics Program, with the goal of promoting a culture of ethical behavior, reducing the risk of non-compliance with laws, regulations, and University policies, and supporting the University's mission.
Lou also is responsible for coordinating the University's efforts to comply with Title IX, the federal law that protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance.
"I am very excited to join The Catholic University of America and look forward to working with this special community to preserve the University's place as a leader among Catholic and private institutions of higher education," he said.
Lou managed the SEC’s nationwide litigation program for a number of years, where he supervised 150 attorneys, provided guidance to the Chairman’s office and other divisions, and engaged in SEC enforcement efforts. He was lead litigator for a number of landmark cases, including Enron, which resulted in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for defrauded individuals.
In private practice, Lou focused on white collar criminal matters and civil litigation, including regulatory enforcement, and managed numerous internal investigations. He is experienced in privacy, labor and employment matters, including wrongful termination claims by whistleblowers.
He received his B.A. in political science from San Diego State University and a law degree from George Washington University Law School. He is the author of numerous articles and a regular presenter at professional conferences.