SEC’s Boston Chief Bergers to Depart After 13 Years at Agency

David Bergers, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s acting deputy chief of enforcement, is leaving the agency.

Bergers, 45, who has spent about 13 years at the SEC, became head of the agency’s Boston office in 2006, the agency said today in a statement. He will depart the agency “this spring,” according to the statement.

“David has been a tremendous asset to the agency,” SEC Chairman Mary Jo White said in a statement. “Not only does he have a deep understanding of the laws we enforce, but he also has a deep appreciation for the mission of the SEC.”

Bergers has led hundreds of investigations into investment and financial fraud, and also played a central role in the 2010 restructuring of the enforcement unit and the writing of rules for the agency’s whistleblower program, the SEC said. Bergers also received the agency’s Stanley Sporkin award in 2010 for exceptional work in securities enforcement, the SEC said.

Bergers earned a law degree from Yale Law School in 1992 and also holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts.

“I have been incredibly fortunate to serve alongside the agency’s talented and dedicated staff working hard every day to protect investors,” Bergers said in a statement.

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