|Occupation||lawyer and former astrophysicist|
|Known for||SEC General Counsel 2006 - 2009|
Brian G. Cartwright (born 1948) is a senior lawyer and former astrophysicist. From 2006 he was General Counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission of the USA.
Mr. Cartwright holds a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was President of the Harvard Law Review and winner of the Sears Prize, given every year to the first and second-year students with the highest grade point averages. He served as law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor from 1981 to 1982.
Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Cartwright was an astrophysicist graduating from Yale University, he earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago and worked as a research physicist at the University of California at Berkeley’s space sciences laboratory. He published numerous articles in scholarly journals including the Astrophysical Journal.
Brian Cartwright is married with three grown sons
- Qualters, Sheri (January 26, 2009). "SEC Taps Deputy GC as Acting GC". National Law Journal.
- "SEC press release". Retrieved 2007-12-12.
- Brian G. Cartwright, "The Origin of Fluorine, Sodium and Aluminum in the Galactic Cosmic Radiation", Astrophys. J., 169, 299, 1971.
- "Law Blog Recommendation". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2007-12-12.
- "Copy of LA Times article". 2007-02-12. Retrieved 2007-12-12.
|SEC General Counsel
Andy Vollmer (acting)