SEC Chair Nominee Pledges To Avoid Conflicts Of Interest

Law360, Los Angeles (February 8, 2013, 10:24 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said in a letter released Friday that if confirmed, she would recuse herself for one year from matters involving her former firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP or her former clients, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and General Electric Co.

In a letter to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics dated Feb. 5, former New York U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White described the steps she’d take to avoid any actual or apparent conflicts of interest...
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