SEC Chair White To Step Down When Obama Leaves Office

Law360, New York (November 14, 2016, 5:16 PM EST) -- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White said Monday that she will leave the agency at the end of the Obama administration, concluding a tenure that saw the SEC extend its regulatory framework and demand greater accountability from wrongdoers.

Mary Jo White in January 2013, shortly after President Barack Obama said he would nominate her to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. (AP) White, a former Debevoise & Plimpton LLP attorney and federal prosecutor who became the agency's chair in April 2013, said she would step down when President Barack Obama leaves office, but she did not give...

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