Dan M. Berkovitz
General Counsel, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Adjunct Professor of Law
A.B., Princeton; J.D., University of California, Hastings
Professor Berkovitz is General Counsel of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Upon joining the CFTC in June 2009, Professor Berkovitz played a key role in...Continue Reading
Professor Berkovitz is General Counsel of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Upon joining the CFTC in June 2009, 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. His activities now include providing legal assistance to the Commission as it implements 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.