U.S. SEC's Crypto Enforcer David Hirsch Quits

Hirsch was the chief of the crypto asset and cyber unit in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. SEC.

AccessTimeIconJun 17, 2024 at 1:26 p.m. UTC
Updated Jun 17, 2024 at 7:31 p.m. UTC
  • David Hirsch, the chief of the crypto asset unit in the enforcement division of the SEC, has left the role.
  • Hirsch announced the decision in a post on LinkedIn without stating what his next professional step would be.

David Hirsch, a senior member of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission crypto oversight unit has left the organization, he posted on LinkedIn on Monday.

Hirsch was the chief of the crypto asset and cyber unit in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. SEC.

"This past Friday was my last day with the SEC after almost 9 years," Hirsch said in the post. " I’m particularly proud of the historic work done by the Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit team I had the privilege to lead."

Hirsch was the SEC's crypto enforcer against cryptocurrency exchanges and decentralized finance (DeFi) projects. He had previously acknowledged that the agency's current litigation load is heavy, and the SEC can't go after everything, but that it wasn't done chasing down those it sees as violating securities laws in the same vein.

"Every success I was a part of was the direct result of collaboration and combined efforts towards a common goal, Hirsch added.

Hirsch did not say what his next professional destination would be but said he would be "sharing more about that soon."

Edited by Parikshit Mishra.


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