Areas of expertise: Financial Sector Oversight, Revolving Door Conflicts of Interest, Federal Advisory Committees
Michael Smallberg focuses on the government's oversight of the financial services industry. Smallberg has contributed to POGO’s reports, testimony, letters, public comments, and blog posts on issues such as the revolving door, bailout contractor conflicts of interest, and excessive secrecy at financial regulatory agencies. Prior to joining POGO in 2006, Smallberg interned at the National Archives. He earned a B.A. in American History from Brown University. Smallberg has appeared on CNN and been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.
- Authored POGO's report, Revolving Regulators: SEC Faces Ethics Challenges with Revolving Door, which explored the cozy ties between the Securities and Exchange Commission and Wall Street
- Contributed to POGO's testimony on excessive secrecy at the SEC, which led to the repeal of legislation that had given the agency sweeping new powers to withhold records from the public
- Authored POGO's report, Easy Money: Top Five Recommendations for Increasing Revenue and Cutting Costs