SEC's New Power Couple May Sidestep Major Conflicts

Law360, New York (January 28, 2013, 9:40 PM EST) -- New U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White and her husband, a partner at Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, may need to recuse themselves from certain matters to avoid conflicts of interest, but experts say worries over the relationship may be overblown.

White’s nomination Thursday thrust her husband, John White, an attorney in Cravath’s corporate department, into the spotlight as well. He formerly served as director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance and now represents Wall Street banks and other public companies on...
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