Debevoise Partner Eyed As Race For SEC Chair Narrows

Law360, New York (January 17, 2013, 8:18 PM ET) -- Rumors swirled on Thursday that the White House may appoint former U.S. Attorney and current Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner Mary Jo White as chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a candidate whom experts say is a well-qualified pragmatist who, despite her considerable achievements, remains untested in Washington politics.

White would replace current SEC chairman Elisse Walter, who took the helm after Mary Schapiro stepped down from the post in December. White served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from...
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