Dan Berkovitz is Newest CFTC Commissioner

Dan M. Berkovitz was sworn in as a Commissioner for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) this past week. Berkovitz was nominated by President Trump to serve as a Commissioner in April 201.  He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on August 28, 2018.

Berkovitz was previously a partner and co-chair of the futures and derivatives practice at the law firm of WilmerHale. He also was an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law School, and vice-chair of the American Bar Association Committee on Futures and Derivatives. A longtime policy veteran in Washington, DC, Berkovitz served as General Counsel of the CFTC from 2009-2013. Berkovitz obtained an A.B. in Physics from Princeton University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Berkovitz said it is an honor and a privilege to return to the CFTC as a Commissioner.

“I look forward to working with Chairman Giancarlo and my fellow Commissioners on the agency’s important mission of ensuring our markets are financially sound and free from fraud and manipulation.”

CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo welcomed the newest Commissioner and said he looks forward to working with Berkovitz as they embark on new challenges in regulating the derivatives markets.

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