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U.S. SEC names new general counsel to begin role on November 1 By Reuters


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. securities regulator on Tuesday named Dan Berkovitz, a Commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), to begin the role of general counsel from November 1.

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in a statement, stated that John Coates would be retiring from the position in October and will return to academia.

Berkovitz, who previously served as the CFTC’s general counsel from 2009 to 2013, also held the position of partner and co-chair of the futures and derivatives practice at the law firm of WilmerHale and taught at Georgetown University Law School.

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