Tag: SEC Chair Mary Jo White

In her final speech as SEC Chair, White identifies current trends assailing SEC independence

by Cydney Posner Mary Jo White took the occasion of her final speech as SEC Chair, presented to the Economic Club of New York, to discuss how to maintain the role of the SEC as an effective financial regulator and how the SEC can “continue as a strong independent agency […]

SEC Chair White to Republican Senators: fuggedaboudit

by Cydney Posner Ok, she was actually much more polite than that.  You might recall that, in November after the election, House Republicans sent a letter to federal agencies requesting that they not engage in any “midnight” rulemaking — adoption of new rules before the new administration is sworn in.  (See this […]

House cautions SEC and other agencies: no midnight rulemaking

by Cydney Posner As reported in the WSJ , Roll Call and Forbes, on Tuesday, House Republicans sent a letter to federal agencies requesting that they not engage in any “midnight” rulemaking — adoption of new rules before the new administration is sworn in.  The letter, signed by the House […]

SEC Chair White announces plan to resign

by Cydney Posner The SEC has announced that Chair Mary Jo White intends to resign at the end of President Obama’s term. One of the longest serving chairs, she has served for almost four years.  In addition to a long list of accomplishments, including over 50 significant rulemaking initiatives while acting […]

SEC Chair White discusses potential SEC coming attractions: sustainability reporting

by Cydney Posner In a speech last week to the International Corporate Governance Network Annual Conference, the last agenda item discussed by SEC Chair Mary Jo White was the current state of  sustainability reporting.  The bottom line: the “issue has our attention.” 

SEC Chair White discusses SEC coming attraction: board diversity disclosure

by Cydney Posner In a speech last week to the International Corporate Governance Network Annual Conference, SEC Chair Mary Jo White announced that the Corp Fin staff is preparing a proposal to amend the current rule requiring board diversity disclosure in proxy statements. The goal will be to require “more […]