Dugan Bliss, senior trial advisor at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, filed an application with the court to withdraw from the Ripple (XRP) case.
Dugan Bliss, who has been working for the SEC for 10 years, said he will no longer work for the regulator.
The SEC will be represented by Jorge G. Tenreiro, Daphna A. Waxman, Jon A. Daniels and other lawyers following Bliss’s departure.
The entire process of the case is overseen by SEC attorney Preethi Krishnamurthy.
The Ripple case is still in the exploratory phase. According to reports, the SEC has now stepped up its efforts to increase the number of witnesses.
In early May, Judge Sarah Netburn gave the green light to the SEC’s demands for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).