SEC Nominee Says Wall St. Clients Won't Influence Her Work

Law360, New York (March 12, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT) -- Mary Jo White, President Barack Obama's choice to serve as the next U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission chairman, on Tuesday told a Senate panel that her experience as a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP defending some of Wall Street's top banks and bankers would not stop her from bringing cases against alleged wrongdoing.

At a cordial confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, White, a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said that her role...
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