Lewis B. Kaden
Lewis B. Kaden is a Vice Chairman at Citigroup Inc.
Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Kaden had spent most of his career in academia and working as a high-powered lawyer. He spent 21 years with the large international law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell and also taught labor relations and constitutional law as an adjunct professor at Columbia University's Law School. For nearly a decade before entering private practice, Mr. Kaden was a tenured professor at Columbia.
Mr. Kaden was raised in the blue-collar city of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, by a father who operated a small trucking company. He graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. After he graduated from Harvard Law School, Mr. Kaden joined the legislative staff of Sen. Robert Kennedy. By age 26, he was on the staff of Mr. Kennedy during the senator's four-month run for president, which ended with Mr. Kennedy's assassination in 1968. In 1970, Kaden ran as an anti-war candidate in the Democratic primary for the House of Representatives in New Jersey's 15th Congressional District against Representative Edward J. Patten.
Kaden is also a current member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation.