SEC Director of Corp. Fin. John White Leaving to Rejoin Cravath

The SEC announced today that John W. White, Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, will leave the agency at the end of this year to rejoin Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP as a partner in its New York office.  Prior to coming to the SEC in March 2006, White had been a partner at Cravath for more than 25 years

Mr. White said, “I am honored to have had the opportunity to lead the Division of Corporation Finance during this time of globalization, technological change, and recent market challenges. It has been a privilege to serve under Chairman Cox and the other members of the Commission and alongside the agency’s talented and dedicated staff — they are among the government’s finest. The Division of Corporation Finance has a long and proud tradition of excellence, and I am grateful to have been a part of that tradition over the past few years.”

Read the SEC’s announcement