Dan M. Berkovitz


Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law

A.B., Princeton; J.D., University of California, Hastings

From 2009-2013 Professor Berkovitz served as General Counsel of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.   While at the CFTC Professor Berkovitz played a key role in...

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From 2009-2013 Professor Berkovitz served as General Counsel of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.   While at the CFTC Professor Berkovitz played a key role in developing the CFTC's legislative assistance to the Congress during its consideration of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and then advised the Commission in its subsequent implementation of the Dodd-Frank legislation. Prior to joining the CFTC, Professor Berkovitz served as Counsel to the United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, leading several Subcommittee investigations into energy markets and prices. From 1995-2001, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning, Policy, and Budget in the Department of Energy's Environmental Management program. In this position he was responsible for formulating and presenting to Congress the Department's $6 billion annual budget for the clean-up of nuclear and hazardous wastes generated by the production of nuclear weapons. He is a frequent speaker on the CFTC's implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and has authored a number of law review and trade journal articles on the regulation of nuclear energy and wastes.