Jamir Couch

New York City

Jamir R. Couch is the Founder & President of Knowles Hall Consulting Inc. and also serves as an advisor to Kota Global Securities (KGS). During the last nine years, Knowles Hall’s primary focus has been to assist firms with their business development efforts before various entities.

Prior to starting Knowles Hall, Ms. Couch served as a vice president at M. R. Beal & Company in its corporate finance and institutional sales departments. Before joining M.R. Beal she served as senior counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone. During this time she also served as an advisor to the NYC Chancellor. Before returning to private law practice, Ms. Couch served as the first executive director of the Wall Street Project (WSP) an initiative of the Rainbow Push Coalition (RPC); playing an instrumental role in the first WSP conference on Wall Street.

During the Clinton Administration, she served as a special assistant and acting deputy general counsel at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). There she advised the general counsel on all major litigation and policy issues. She also served at the U.S. Department of the Treasury as the deputy to the assistant secretary for legislative affairs, where she handled banking and international trade matters. Prior to her involvement in the Clinton Administration, she practiced law in private practice.

Ms. Couch is actively involved in various organizations and has served on various benefit committees. She received her law degree from Georgetown University Law School and B.A. in Political Science from Yale University. She also completed the Executive Program in International Finance & Global Markets at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

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