Barry Pershkow was named senior special counsel in the SEC's investment management division, an SEC spokeswoman confirmed.
It is a new position, to expand the team. Mr. Pershkow will advise on issues related to ETFs.
The investment management division is responsible for regulating investment companies and reviewing ETFs.
Mr. Pershkow most recently was with law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, working on investment management practices. Prior to that, he was vice president and counsel for ProFunds Advisors.