David Becker returns to the SEC in new role
06 Feb 2009by WWL Editorial
Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Schapiro has announced that David Becker has returned to the organisation as general counsel and senior policy director.
He previously served as SEC general counsel from 2000-2002 before leaving to join Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he was a partner at the firm's financial services and securities regulation practice.
Originally appointed general counsel by the former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt, Becker helped form most of the commission's major policy and regulatory initiatives.
He will serve at the Washington, DC, office with the additional responsibility for the coordinating, development and implementation of commission policies.
The current acting general counsel, Andrew Vollmer, has announced his plans to leave the agency to return to private practice.