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White will depart SEC at end of Obama Administration

Joe Mont | November 14, 2016

Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White announced Monday afternoon that she plans to step down from her post at the end of the Obama Administration.

White was confirmed as the 31st chairman of the SEC in April 2013.

“It has been a tremendous honor to work alongside the incredibly talented and dedicated SEC staff members who do so much every day to protect investors and our markets,” White said in a statement.  “I am very proud of our three consecutive years of record enforcement actions, dozens of fundamental reforms through our rulemakings that have strengthened investor protections and market stability, and that the job satisfaction of our phenomenal staff has climbed in each of the last three years.”

White’s legacy will include completing the vast majority of the agency’s mandates under the Dodd-Frank Act and all of its mandates under the JOBS Act. Under her...

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