CFTC commissioner Dan Berkovitz will become SEC general counsel

CFTC commissioner Dan Berkovitz will become SEC general counsel

Dan Berkovitz, one of three commissioners currently serving at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, will be joining the Securities and Exchange Commission as general counsel following his departure in October.

In a Sept. 28 announcement, the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, said Berkovitz would assume the role of general counsel starting on Nov. 1, two weeks after stepping down as a commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, where he has served since 2018. Berkovitz said he will be working with SEC chair Gary Gensler on a “regulatory agenda that will enhance investor protection.”

Though his term at the CFTC was originally set to end in 2023, Berkovitz announced in September that he was planning to leave on Oct. 15. His departure follows U.S. President Joe Biden tapping Kristin Johnson and Christy Goldsmith Romero to fill the CFTC seats left by former chair Heath Tarbert and Brian Quintenz. The White House has not yet named a

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