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Mary Jo White and the cost of recusal at the SEC

Mar 12, 2013
With the Senate Banking Committee taking up the Mary Jo White nomination to head the SEC, at issue are possible conflicts White might have as a former attorney who defended financial institutions and executives against government prosecution.
Posted In: Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Jo White

Obama taps former prosecutor as Wall Street cop

Jan 24, 2013
Mary Jo White battled mobsters and terrorists as U.S. Attorney. Now, she’ll face hedge fund titans and high-speed traders to revive the SEC.
Posted In: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, Mary Jo White, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission

Obama to nominate Mary Jo White as next SEC chair

Jan 24, 2013
The former U.S. Attorney brings her background in white collar law and mob prosecutions to the role of Wall Street's top cop.
Posted In: Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Jo White

Watchdog of Wall Street, SEC's Mary Schapiro, looks back

Dec 10, 2012
SEC chairman Mary Schapiro will officially step down from her post on Friday.
Posted In: Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Schapiro, SEC

SEC charges big accounting firms over audits in China

Dec 4, 2012
SEC investigates potential accounting fraud against U.S. investors involving Chinese firms publicly traded in U.S.
Posted In: China, Securities and Exchange Commission

SEC departure leaves a tougher reform path

Nov 27, 2012
Mary Schapiro’s departure from the Securities and Exchange Commission leaves the board politically split – with thorny market issues to resolve.
Posted In: SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Schapiro, financial reform

SEC: Watchdog or lapdog?

Nov 26, 2012
With Mary Schapiro stepping down as chairwoman, how effective is the SEC in policing securities markets?
Posted In: Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Schapiro

Mary Schapiro: The woman who 'saved the SEC'

Nov 26, 2012
Mary Schapiro, chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, announced that she will leave her position. Schapiro took her post at the SEC just after the financial crisis and is credited with helping to craft reforms to prevent future economic disasters.
Posted In: Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Schapiro, financial reform

Former SEC employment doesn't affect lawyers' work in private sector

Aug 6, 2012
A team of researchers has a new paper out today that looks at this effect on lawyers at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Posted In: Securities and Exchange Commission, lawyers

Report: Mitt Romney stayed at Bain longer than he's claimed

Jul 12, 2012
The Boston Globe is reporting this morning that government documents show GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney remained CEO and chairman of the private equity firm Bain Capital for three years after he has said he left Bain.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, Bain Capital, Boston Globe, Securities and Exchange Commission

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