Unfazed By Critics, SEC Nominee Doubles Down On Debevoise

Law360, New York (March 7, 2013, 7:43 PM EST) -- In considering a Debevoise & Plimpton LLP colleague to serve as her enforcement chief, incoming U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White signaled she doesn’t buy into criticism that defense attorneys make for negligent Wall Street cops, experts said.

Debevoise partner Andrew J. Ceresney is a leading candidate to serve as co-enforcement chief along with George Canellos, who became acting director of the Enforcement Division on Feb. 8 when Robert Khuzami stepped down, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday. Assuming White is...
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