Mary Jo White

Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Mary Jo White

Mary Jo White

Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Biography

Mary Jo White is Chairman of US Securities & Exchange Commission. She is also Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton Ltd. In the past Ms. White held the position of Chairman at The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Overview
Career Highlights

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Number of Boards

6

Birthday

12/27/1947 - Kansas City, MO, United States

Age

72

Number of Awards

35

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Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Co-Chairman, Litigation at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Presiding Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Cravath, Swaine & Moore provides legal services in various industries such as: broadcasting, media and entertainment, consumer products, energy, financial institutions, healthcare, industrial and chemicals, professional services, real estate, retail, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. The company was founded in 1819 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Education
JD
Class of 1974

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

MA in Psychology
Class of 1971

The New School for Social Research provides an education grounded in history and informed by a legacy of critical thought and civic engagement. The school’s dedication to academic freedom and intellectual inquiry reaches back to the university’s founding in 1919 as a home for progressive thinkers and the creation of the University in Exile in 1933 for scholars persecuted in Nazi Europe. The interdisciplinary education offered by The New School for Social Research today explores and promotes global peace and justice as more than theoretical ideals.

BA, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1970

The College of William & Mary in Virginia (also known as The College, William & Mary, or W&M) is a public research university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Privately founded in 1693 by letters patent issued by King William III and Queen Mary II, it is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States after Harvard University.

Memberships
Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Fellow
Current

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is a professional association of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes. The College also awards the Medal for Excellence in Advocacy on a yearly basis.

Fellow
Current

ACADEMY OF US AND INTERNATIONAL ATTORNEYS ENGAGED IN CIVIL AND CRIMINAL TRIAL PRACTICE.

Career History
Partner
1976 - Current

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP provides legal services. Practice areas include: complex acquisition, financing transactions, litigation & arbitration, tax, employee benefits, and trusts & estates. The company was founded in 1931 by Eli Whitney Debevoise and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Clerk
Prior

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (in case citations, S.D.N.Y.) is a federal district court. Appeals from the Southern District of New York are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit). The Southern District is one of the most influential and active federal district courts in the United States, largely because of its jurisdiction over New York's major financial centers.

Chief Appellate Attorney of the Criminal Division, Southern District of New York
Prior

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Boards & Committees
Director
2002 - 2008

The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. is the U.S. electronic stock market. With approximately 3,300 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market. It is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks

Director
2002 - Prior

Nasdaq, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in trading, clearing, exchange technology, regulatory, securities listing, information and public & private company services. It operates through the following segments: Market Services, Corporate Services, Information Services and Market Technology. The Market Services segment includes its equity derivative trading and clearing, cash equity trading, FICC and trade management services businesses. The Corporate Services segment includes its corporate solutions and listing services businesses. The Information Services segment includes data products, index licensing and services businesses. The Market Technology segment is a global technology solutions provider and partner to exchanges, clearing organizations, central securities depositories, regulators, banks, brokers and corporate businesses. The company was founded by Gordon S. Macklin in 1971 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member, Board of Directors
Current - 2012

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals promotes humane principles, prevents cruelty, and alleviates pain, fear and suffering of animals through nationwide information, awareness and advocacy. The company was founded by Henry Bergh on April 10, 1866 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Board Member
Current

The American College is a non-profit educational institution with the highest level of academic accreditation dedicated to leadership in innovative training and development for financial services professionals. The College is distinguished by resources of the highest quality, innovation in program delivery and design, and results that create sustainable advantages for our customers. Serving as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others for over 86 years, The American College has assembled a faculty of the foremost thought leaders in the industry to help companies and their employees succeed.

Chair
2013 - 2017

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an agency of the United States federal government. It holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets in the United States. In addition to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that created it, the SEC enforces the Securities Act of 1933, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, and other statutes. The SEC was created by Section 4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Chairperson, Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys
Prior

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1 - $10K
2018

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$1 - $10K
2017

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$1,800 - $4,999
2017

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is a professional association of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes. The College also awards the Medal for Excellence in Advocacy on a yearly basis.

Advisors
Senior Advisor

Managing Director, Cyber Risk Consulting Practice at Marsh LLC

Senior Advisor

Adjunct Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School

Advisor

Deputy Director, Office of Legislative & Intergovernmental Affairs at US Securities & Exchange Commission

Awards & Honors
Rank #63
2015
Forbes Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Women
2014
NACD Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions
2014
Accounting Today Magazine - Top 100 Most Influential People
Events
Speaker
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
2013 Bloomberg Markets 50 Summit

The third annual Bloomberg Markets 50 Summit brings together the most influential people in global markets and finance. Join us as leading bankers, policymakers, economists, money managers and corporate executives appear before an elite audience of 200 investment professionals.

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