Michael Laskawy has served as senior policy advisor to Democrats at all levels of government. He served as an economic policy advisor to Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) during the financial crisis and its aftermath, including holding the position of Executive Director of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee during Senator Schumer’s chairmanship, as well as serving the Senator as a key advisor during the negotiations over the Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP), the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Most recently, he served as the Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D-NY). He holds both an MA and a PhD in American Studies from NYU, and has taught at both NYU and the New School. He is currently working on a project about the use and misuse of information in politics.