White Sworn In As SEC Chair

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On April 10, the SEC announced that Mary Jo White was sworn in as the 31st Chair of the SEC, two days after the Senate confirmed her for the position. The announcement notes that Chairman White most recently led the litigation department of a large law firm. Prior to her time in private practice, Chairman White specialized in prosecuting complex securities and financial institution frauds and international terrorism cases in her position as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1993 to 2002. She also served as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney and later Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 1990 to 1993 and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1978 to 1981, where she became Chief Appellate Attorney of the Criminal Division.


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