January 3, 2023

SEC Transitions: Megan Barbero Replaces Dan Berkovitz as General Counsel

Shortly before the holidays, the SEC announced that General Counsel Dan Berkovitz will leave the agency and that Principal Deputy General Counsel Megan Barbero will assume the GC position effective January 23, 2023.  This excerpt from the SEC’s press release provides more details on Megan Barbero’s background:

Ms. Barbero joined the SEC in July 2021 and currently advises the Commission on complex legal issues relating to rulemaking initiatives and litigation strategy. Before joining the SEC, Ms. Barbero served as Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives, where she managed strategic litigation for the House.

Prior to her work at the House, Ms. Barbero served as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Appellate staff, where she represented the United States and its agencies as lead counsel in the federal courts of appeals. Ms. Barbero previously worked in the Supreme Court and appellate litigation practice at WilmerHale. Ms. Barbero clerked for Judge Rymer on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Stanford Law School.

John Jenkins