Q&A with departing SEC Commissioner Elisse Walter – The Washington Post

For more than two decades, Elisse Walter held various positions at the Securities and Exchange Commission, most recently her “dream job” as one of the agency’s five commissioners starting in 2008. On Friday, she was done. The White House appointed her replacement on the commission — Democrat Kara Stein, a longtime staff member to Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.)

…. Here, Walter reflects on her time at the SEC, which evolved from an arcane government entity that ran largely unnoticed by the general public to a closely watched regulator that’s been widely maligned for failing to keep an eye Wall Street leading up to the 2008 financial crisis or detect the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme.

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