Goldman-Affiliated Wall Street Lawyer Is Trump’s Top Candidate For SEC Chair

Goldman-Affiliated Wall Street Lawyer Is Trump’s Top Candidate For SEC Chair:

Wall Street regulation, supervision and enforcement post.

According to the WSJ, Wall Street M&A and IPO lawyer, Jay Clayton, is Trump’s leading candidate to become chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and could be announced as the nominee as soon as Wednesday.

Clayton, who met with Mr. Trump on Dec. 22, is a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he also worked on the 2014 IPO of Alibaba Group. His clients have included Goldman Sachs and Barclays Capital; he would succeed SEC Chairman Mary Jo White, another lawyer with a history of representing Wall Street banks before becoming a regulator. Clayton has spent his career working on the kinds of securities deals that the SEC has a hand in regulating.

Among his various listed deals are the following:

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