Senate confirms Mary Jo White as SEC Chairman

White could assume her new role as soon as today

Yesterday the Senate unanimously confirmed current Biglaw partner and former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The confirmation comes a little more than two months after President Obama announced that he would nominate her to the position.

White currently is a partner and chair of the litigation group at Debevoise & Plimpton. Previously, she was a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York for 14 years. In that position, she took a tough stance against terrorists and mobsters. She will be the first former U.S. attorney to head the SEC.

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