According to the Legal Times, the current economic crisis is leading to calls for a high-profile name to lead the SEC during the Obama administration. The name at the top of nearly everyone’s list? Columbia Law School professor Harvey Goldschmid, Legal Times reports, although he apparently did not help his cause by “only” donating $2,300 to Obama. Goldschmid was an SEC commissioner from 2002 until 2005.
Other big names reportedly raised by D.C. corporate securities lawyers as possible SEC chairmen include John Olson at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, former acting chairwoman of the SEC Mary Schapiro, and MFS Investment Management chairman Robert Pozen, Legal Times reports.