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David A. Markowitz

Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Managing Director and Associate General Counsel
New York, NY, USA


 David A. Markowitz was appointed Special Deputy Attorney General for Investor Protection in January 2010. Mr. Markowitz previously served as Chief of the Investor Protection Bureau since joining the Office in April 2008. Mr. Markowitz supervises a staff of over 60 attorneys, accountants, paralegals, and other securities professionals protecting investor interests in the nation's financial capital.  Mr. Markowitz oversees the Office's administration of New York's Martin Act. The Martin Act gives the Attorney General broad law-enforcement powers to conduct public and private investigations of suspected fraud in the offer, sale or purchase of securities.  Where appropriate, the Attorney General may commence civil and criminal prosecutions under the Martin Act to protect investors.  Since joining the Office, Mr. Markowitz has led investigations of national significance, including those concerning auction rate securities, Madoff feeder-funds, executive compensation, and the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch merger.

Prior to joining the Attorney General's Office, Mr. Markowitz served on the staff of the New York office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for eight years. At the SEC, Mr. Markowitz held positions of increasing responsibility, last holding the position of Assistant Regional Director. While at the SEC, Mr. Markowitz led several landmark investigations, including several high profile insider-trading cases, investigations into the PIPES market, and industry-wide investigations of unlawful specialist trading. 

Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Markowitz was a litigator at the law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in New York. 

Mr. Markowitz received a J.D. from the New York University School of Law and a BA from Lafayette College. 

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