David M. Becker’s practice focuses on securities regulation, corporate governance, securities enforcement, and internal investigations.

He represents companies, boards of directors and senior officers in the United States and abroad on matters involving regulatory issues and potential liabilities under the U.S. securities laws.

David rejoined the firm in 2011 after two years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as its General Counsel and Senior Policy Director. While at the SEC, he served as the senior lawyer for the Commission and advised the Commission on the full range of its actions, from both legal and policy perspectives. David was intimately involved both within and on behalf of the Commission in the accomplishment of financial regulatory reform. Most recently he served a central role in the Commission’s efforts to implement the Dodd-Frank Act.

Before returning to the SEC in 2009, David had been a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He represented major corporations and individuals in investigations before the SEC, conducted internal investigations on behalf of audit committees, and advised companies and their boards of directors on the full range of corporate governance issues.

David first came to the firm from the SEC in 2002, where he served as General Counsel from 2000 to 2002. Before then, he had a long career in private practice as a securities lawyer. From 2014-2017, David served as Chief Legal Officer for Och-Ziff Capital Management Group.