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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:41 AM

Ex-U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White Eyed For Top SEC Post - Source

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Source: Reuters

Ex-U.S. Attorney White eyed for top SEC post-source

WASHINGTON | Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:39pm EST

By Sarah N. Lynch

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Mary Jo White, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, is being considered as a candidate to head up the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a source familiar with the matter has confirmed.

If she were selected, White would become the third-ever female chairman of the SEC and replace current Chairman Elisse Walter, a commissioner who took over as chairman in December after Mary Schapiro stepped down.

The source, who declined to be named, did not provide any additional details because the deliberations over the SEC chairman candidacy are not public. Bloomberg first reported last week that White was among those in the running.

White did not immediately respond to an e-mail requesting a comment. A White House spokeswoman declined to comment.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL1N0AP2FH20130120

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Hissyspit Jan 2013 OP
iandhr Jan 2013 #1
Bluenorthwest Jan 2013 #2
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #3
onenote Jan 2013 #4
OKNancy Jan 2013 #5
SDjack Jan 2013 #6
Bluenorthwest Jan 2013 #7
SDjack Jan 2013 #9
formercia Jan 2013 #8
Spirochete Jan 2013 #10

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:45 AM

1. I don't know anything about her.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:47 AM

2. She's a currently working attorney, a former United States Attorney...

She is currently at Debevoise and Plimpton as chair of litigation.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:48 AM

3. The headline should be "Former U.S. Attorney", not "Former Attorney"

There's a significant difference in those two descriptions.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:52 AM

4. Yep. The actual Reuters headline has it right

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:01 AM

5. Please edit and add a news story

It's been 20 minutes.... need a link and a story, or I will have to lock.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:06 AM

6. She has to be Wall Street's worst nightmare. Good choice, but I

wish she would become USAG and Elloit Spitzer would head SEC.

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Response to SDjack (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:38 AM

7. Why is that? She is head of litigation at a firm with the following clients:

AIG, American Airlines, American Express, AXA, BNP Paribas, The Carlyle Group, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, The Coca-Cola Company, CNN, Delta Air Lines, Deutsche Bank, Gap, Goldman Sachs, Hasbro, International Paper, JPMorgan Chase, Kelso & Company, MetLife, National Football League, National Hockey League, NBC, The New York Times Company, Providence Equity Partners, Prudential Financial, Polyus Gold, Siemens, Shell Oil Company, SONY, Universal Music Group, Verizon, Yahoo!.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:11 AM

9. She will recuse herself and turn the cases over to energetic subordinates. nt

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:39 AM

8. Say what?

"If she is ultimately tapped by the White House, however, it is unclear how some of the more liberal U.S. senators might react given the fact White has been so heavily involved in defending big banks for their roles in the financial crisis.

Last year, White represented JPMorgan Chase & Co in its portion of the $25 billion multibank settlement reached to resolve allegations of mortgage servicing abuses.

She also represented former Bank of America Corp CEO Ken Lewis over a civil lawsuit in connection with Bank of America's acquisition of Merrill Lynch."

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:29 PM

10. Is she related to

Tony Joe White?

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