Dan Berkovitz, currently holding the position as CFTC commissioner, September 9, 2021, announced that he would be leaving the CFTC on October 15, 2021. Dan Berkovitz was certified to the post of CFTC on August 28, 2018, by the US Senate and holds one of the democratic commissioner seats at the agency.
Before joining the CFTC as a commissioner, Dan Berkovitz served as a partner in the Washington, derivatives practice of Wilmer Hale a global firm. Aside from Dan Berkovitz serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School.
He also served as counsel to the United States Senate Permanent Sub-committee on Investigations. During his period, Dan Berkovitz led several major investigations into oil markets and energy prices, including the role of financial buying and selling in natural gas and crude oil prices, the effect of increasing concentration in the gasoline industry on retail gasoline prices, and illegations of illegal payments by US companies to Iraq.
From 1995 to 2001, dan Berkovitz filled in as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for arranging, strategy, and financial plan in the branch of the Energy Environmental Management Program. Dan Berkovitz was responsible for formulating and presenting to Congress Department’s annual budget for the clean up of nuclear and hazardous wastes generated by the production of nuclear weapons. Prior to this, Dan Berkovitz filled in as guidance to the Sub-council on Nuclear Regulation on the Senate Committee on Environmet and Public Works.
Education- Dan Berkovitz graduated in Physics from the University of Princeton. He also obtained a Jurius Doctor title from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He married Michelle and has two children, Zoe and Eli.
Dan Berkovitz will join the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission as the Wall Street Regulator’s overall guidance in the period of November.