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July 25, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

Former SEC Enforcer Joins Major Law Firm



Robert Khuzami Robert Khuzami, the former enforcement chief at the Securities and Exchange Commission, has accepted a job at a major corporate law firm that represents clients before the SEC, highlighting concerns raised by POGO and others about the revolving door betwee

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Topics: Financial Sector

May 31, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Obama Tries to Shut Revolving Door, but Aides Slip Through



The White House President Obama made it a priority to reduce the role of special interests in Washington and to slow the revolving door, but many former White House aides have recently been hired as consultants to influence the White House.

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 25, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Another Former Lockheed Employee Takes Key Senate job



National Security Another former Hill staffer with Lockheed Martin on their resume will fill the job of Republican staff director for the Senate Armed Services Committee, according to an article in ProPublica.

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Topics: National Security

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

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