And just a side note, White hired then assistant US Attorney of New York and former Special Prosecutor in the Scooter Libby case Patrick Fitzgerald.
WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White is being considered as a candidate to chair the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing three people familiar with the matter.
If ultimately selected and confirmed, White would take the reins from current SEC Chairman Elisse Walter, who assumed the post last month after Mary Schapiro stepped down.
Walter has served as a Democratic commissioner at the SEC since July 2008. Her term expires at the end of this year. If she were to stay on later than that, she would need to be re-confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
The White House had no immediate comment. White did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment.