SEC’s David Becker Goes Back To Cleary Gottlieb
David Becker, who was the General Counsel and Senior Policy Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is going back home – to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he previously was a partner.
Becker will focus on securities enforcement and regulation, corporate governance and internal investigations, and financial services reform.
Becker served as the SEC’s General Counsel and Senior Policy Director from February 2009 to February 2011. During his two year tenure, he was the senior lawyer for the SEC and advised the SEC on the full range of its actions from both a legal and policy perspective. Becker was a partner at Cleary Gottlieb from 2002 until rejoining the SEC in 2009. He first came to Cleary Gottlieb from the SEC, where he had served as General Counsel from 2000 to 2002.
Becker has become enmeshed in the Madoff case, with news that he worked on the case despite family losses in the Ponzi scheme and a suit against him by Madoff liquidation trustee Irving Picard.