Jones Day adds SEC's former acting deputy director of enforcement, David Bergers, as a partner in Boston

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 13:13

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that David P. Bergers will join the Firm's Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement Practice as a partner in its Boston Office. He brings nearly 25 years of industry experience — as a government regulator, corporate counsel, and practicing attorney — to Jones Day.  

Mr. Bergers served at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for 13 years, most recently as acting deputy director of the enforcement division in Washington, DC, where he helped oversee more than 1,200 professionals responsible for protecting investors and the integrity of the U.S. financial markets. He also served as director of the SEC’s Boston regional office, managing an enforcement and examination staff of 150. During his tenure at the SEC, Mr. Bergers led hundreds of investigations involving public companies, broker-dealers, mutual funds, hedge funds and other investment advisers, recovering more than $1 billion for investors.The SEC recognized him for his leadership roles in the reorganization of the Division of Enforcement and the National Exam Program, and for his work on a team that wrote the rules for the SEC’s whistleblower program. 

Mr. Bergers will arrive at Jones Day after serving nearly four years as general counsel of LPL Financial, a leading financial services company with more than 14,000 independent financial advisors serving over $500 billion in advisory and brokerage assets. In this role he oversaw a team of 90 professionals providing legal, transactional and regulatory advice, handling regulatory examinations, investigations and litigation, and helping the company proactively adapt to the demands of the evolving legal and regulatory landscape.  

"David brings an impressive combination of experience and leadership, in government regulation and oversight and in the financial services industry, that will be of great value to our clients in Boston and around the world," said Henry Klehm, who co-leads Jones Day’s Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement Practice. "Our clients are operating in an increasingly complex environment, and adding David brings depth to our already very strong practice team. We welcome him to Jones Day and look forward to his contributions."  

Added Traci Lovitt, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Boston Office, "David has exceptional insight into the needs and concerns of our clients who face complicated regulatory requirements and stringent oversight. He is a significant addition to our Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement Practice and a highly skilled lawyer."  

Mr. Bergers was previously vice president and assistant general counsel at Tucker Anthony, then an independent investment banking and brokerage firm. He was also a litigator for several years with law firms in the Boston and Philadelphia areas. Mr. Bergers currently serves as a member of FINRA's National Adjudicatory Council and is a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay.  

With its singular tradition and widely recognized record of client service, Jones Day provides formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions through the seamless collaboration of a true partnership that shares fundamental professional values. Spread across five continents, Jones Day has more than 2,500 lawyers in 44 offices located in major centers of business and finance around the world.