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.