The Boston office of the Securities and Exchange Commission has a new enforcer on the block, but his face isn't entirely unfamiliar to New England's mutual fund industry.

David Bergers, a 38-year-old attorney who brought cases against some of the region's most prominent financial services firms, was tapped late last week by SEC Commissioner Christopher Cox to replace former Boston District Office Administrator Walter Riccardi. Riccardi was named a deputy director in the SEC's Division of Enforcement in Washington a few months ago.

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