Executive Managing Director
Member of the Partner Management Committee
David M. Becker is Chief Legal Officer of Och-Ziff. Mr. Becker is also an Executive Managing Director and a member of Och-Ziff's Partner Management Committee. Before joining Och-Ziff in 2014, Mr. Becker was a partner with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP from 2011 to 2014 and from 2002 to 2009. Mr. Becker served at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as General Counsel and Senior Policy Director from 2009 to 2011, as General Counsel from 2000 to 2002, and as Deputy General Counsel from 1998 to 1999. Before then, he was a partner and associate with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering from 1978 to 1998. He clerked for Associate Justice Stanley Reed of the United States Supreme Court and for Judge Harold Leventhal of the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit. Mr. Becker holds an A.B. from Columbia College and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. Mr. Becker is admitted to the bars of New York and the District of Columbia.