Dan M. Berkovitz serves at the Securities and Exchange Commission as its General Counsel. Prior to joining the SEC’s staff in November 2021, Mr. Berkovitz was a Commissioner for three years at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, where he previously served as General Counsel from 2009 to 2013. In between those CFTC roles, he was a Partner and Co-Chair of the futures and derivatives practice at the law firm of WilmerHale, an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law School, and Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Derivatives and Futures Law Committee. Earlier in his career, Mr. Berkovitz was a Senior Counsel for the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management. He received an A.B. in Physics from Princeton University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.