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April 24, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

SEC Taps Wall Street Lawyer to Police Wall Street



SEC The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Monday that it has tapped a Wall Street lawyer, Andrew Ceresney, to police Wall Street. By relying so heavily on people with industry connections, the SEC can tangle itself in conflicts of interest.

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Topics: Financial Sector

April 10, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Powerful Firm Becomes Second Home for Financial Regulators



Financial Oversight Promontory Financial Group, a consulting firm, has become a powerful player in the financial regulatory world partially because nearly two-thirds of the company’s senior executives came from financial regulatory agencies, according to The New York Times.

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Topics: Financial Sector

April 2, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Former SEC Chief Finds Consulting Firm Through Revolving Door



Mary Schapiro Mary Schapiro, the former head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, is joining Promontory Financial Group LLC, a major private consulting firm stocked with former regulators, according to an article in The Hill.

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Topics: Financial Sector

March 28, 2013

By Andre Francisco

DOJ’s Breuer Goes Back Through the Revolving Door



Lanny Breuer The head of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) criminal division is returning to the private sector as a vice chairman of a major law firm, according to an article in DealBook.

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Topics: Financial Sector

March 21, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Big Businesses Offer Revolving Door Rewards



100 Bill Major corporations are making it financially advantageous for executives to take government jobs, according to a new article by the Project On Government Oversight that reviewed regulatory filings from major Wall Street firms.

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Topics: Financial Sector

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