SEC General Counsel to Quit in January 2023 After FTX Saga
- December 23, 2022
Anietie David, Bulls Gazette
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) General Counsel has declared his intention to leave the agency in January. According to a Dec. 22 article by the Washington Examiner, SEC General Counsel Dan Berkovitz said that he will be departing the organization on January 31. SEC Chair Gary Gensler said he was grateful for Berkovitz’s exceptional public service and his dedication to the agency.
“After thirty-four years of public service, it is time for me to pursue new and different challenges and opportunities,” Berkovitz said.
He said that he is leaving the SEC because it was time for him to pursue opportunities and challenges that were fresh and different. According to emails obtained by the Washington Examiner and perhaps unrelated, Berkovitz recently dined with many FTX executives in Washington DC, including the now-disgraced former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.