Debevoise Atty Mary Jo White Named New SEC Chief

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 3:45 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated former U.S. attorney and current Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner Mary Jo White to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, ending months of speculation over who would fill the agency’s top spot.

At a White House press briefing, the president tapped White to replace SEC chairman Elisse Walter, who took the helm after Mary Schapiro stepped down from the post last month. White served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1993 to 2002 before...
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