01.30.13 | Blog Posts

Mary Jo White as SEC Chairman

The Insider: White Collar Defense and Securities Enforcement

President Obama's recent naming of Mary Jo White to be Chairman of the SEC has been greeted with praise from almost all quarters. But because she is best known for her highly successful tenure as a federal prosecutor, in response to the news of her current appointment, some have raised questions about, as the New York Times put it, her “command of Wall Street arcana” because “[r]egulatory chiefs are often market experts or academics.” [...]

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