David Hirsch

Chief, Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Dave Hirsch is Chief of the Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit within the SEC Division of Enforcement. The Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit is a specialized unit that focuses on crypto assets and decentralized finance, cybersecurity and related internal controls of regulated entities, issuer disclosure of cybersecurity risks and events, cyber-related trading schemes, and dark web-related conduct.

Previously, David served as Counsel to SEC Commissioner Caroline Crenshaw, where he was primarily responsible for matters relating to enforcement along with crypto assets and cybersecurity. He began his career with the SEC as Counsel in the Division of Enforcement, and was a member of the SEC Digital Ledger Technology Working Group and the Dark Web Working Group. Dave is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law and clerked for Judge Edward J. Schwartz in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Before joining the SEC, he was a litigator in private practice, and later co-founded and ran a private investigation firm focused on securities fraud investigations. He is a recipient of the SEC Staff Excellence Award, and authored the chapter on Blockchain and Information Security in the Handbook of Blockchain Law.