1. SEC Chair Mary Jo White Delivers Fordham Law's 2013 Sommer Lecture


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    SEC Chair Mary Jo White delivered Fordham Law School's 14th Annual A.A. Sommer Jr. Lecture on Corporate, Securities and Financial Law, "The Importance of Independence," on October 3, 2013.

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    • West Wing Week 01/25/13 or…“Behind the Scenes: Inauguration 2013”


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      This week, Washington D.C. was transformed into an historic stage, with an estimated one million people on hand to witness the President and Vice President take the Oath of Office at the United States Capitol. Through it all, West Wing Week was there, from the terrace of the Capitol to backstage at the balls. America, take a moment to look back at where we've been this week for this special edition of West Wing Week, January 18th to the 24th, or "Behind the Scenes: Inauguration 2013."

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      • Bill Moyers Essay: As the SEC Door Revolves


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        Before Mary Jo White was named to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, she was a lawyer defending Wall Street titans including JP Morgan. Before that, she was a federal prosecutor. Of course, transitioning from policing to protecting to policing companies is not illegal — or even all that rare — but it does raise important questions about the integrity of our government watchdogs. In this broadcast essay inspired by a report from the Project on Government Oversight, Bill introduces us to the latest episode of “As the Door Revolves,” starring the SEC and it’s cozy relationship with hundreds of former employees who’ve done past or present business with the SEC on behalf of corporations the agency is supposed to regulate. “Imagine: hundreds with an intimate knowledge of how the [SEC] works, advocating for their clients with friends at the SEC — colleagues who themselves may be looking for a big payoff when they too leave government,” Bill says. “It’s called ‘regulatory capture’: the takeover of government agencies by the very corporations they’re supposed to keep an eye on.” Producer: Julia Conley. Editor: Paul Henry Desjarlais.

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        • Weekly Address: Two Nominees Who Will Fight for the American People


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          President Obama discusses his nomination of Mary Jo White to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission and Richard Cordray to continue as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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