Recent Developments in SEC Enforcement: A Review of Mary Jo White's First Year
When Mary Jo White was sworn in as the 31st Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 10, 2013, she made it clear that one of her highest priorities would be to strengthen the SEC's enforcement function in a way that is "bold and unrelenting." One year into White's tenure, the SEC has taken steps evidencing an intent to fulfill that promise. In addition, White and other senior SEC officials recently have made a number of important public announcements regarding enforcement priorities and changes since White became Chair.
This advisory discusses these and related developments since we issued our six-month review of White's tenure in October 2013.