White is in the midst of weighing candidates to head the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, a little-known watchdog whose chairman makes more than $670,000 a year and has great sway over the industry.
The Center for Effective Government, an advocacy group, said White should step aside because her husband, John White, sits on an official advisory group to the audit board. While the position is unpaid, it gives John White regular access to top PCAOB officials. His law firm, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, highlights the role in marketing materials.
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