Dan M. Berkovitz has served as General Counsel of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission since June 2009. His responsibilities include providing legal advice to the Commission on the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Commodity Exchange Act, and the operations of the CFTC. Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Berkovitz was Counsel to the United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, where he led several Subcommittee staff investigations into commodity markets and regulation. From 1995-2001, Mr. Berkovitz served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning, Policy, and Budget in the Department of Energy's Environmental Management program for the clean-up of nuclear and hazardous wastes. Mr. Berkovitz also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University, where he teaches energy trading and market regulation. He has authored a number of law review and trade journal articles on the regulation of nuclear energy. He graduated cum laude with an A.B. in Physics from Princeton University in 1978, and received a J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1982.