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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, January 24, 2013 4:49 pm

Mary Jo White, named as SEC chairman, at a glance

By The Associated Press


AGE: 65

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree from College of William and Mary, 1970; law degree from Columbia University, 1974

FAMILY: Married to attorney John White, one son

CAREER: Law clerk to U.S. District Court judge in New York; associate at law firm Debevoise & Plimpton, 1976-78; assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, 1978-81; litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, 1983-90; first assistant U.S. attorney and acting U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York, 1990 to 1993; U.S. attorney in the Southern District, 1993-January 2002; head of litigation practice at Debevoise, 2002 to present.