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SEC Commissioner to Lecture at Fordham Law

Contact: Patrick Verel
(212) 636-7790

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White will deliver the 14th Annual A. A. Sommer, Jr. Lecture on Corporate, Securities and Financial Law at the Fordham University School of Law.

Thursday, October 3
6:30 p.m.
McNally Amphitheatre, Fordham School of Law, Lincoln Center campus

Mary Jo White was sworn in as the 31st Chair of the SEC on April 10, 2013.  She arrived at the SEC with decades of experience as a federal prosecutor and securities lawyer.  She served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (1993-2002), as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney and later Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (1990-1993) and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (1978-1981) and Chief Appellate Attorney of the Criminal Division.

Following her service as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, White became chair of the litigation department at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York.

White has received numerous awards in recognition of her outstanding work both as a prosecutor and a securities lawyer.

For additional info, contact Ann Rakoff at (212) 636-7985 or

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College, University of London, in the United Kingdom.

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