WASHINGTON (AP) - Mary Jo White, President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, has represented an A-list of banks and corporations that could raise conflict-of-interest questions during her confirmation hearing.
White's financial disclosure form was made public Friday and includes a list of clients from her years as a corporate litigator. Among them are several Fortune 100 companies - JPMorgan Chase, General Electric, Microsoft, Hess and Verizon - Switzerland's largest bank and the world's biggest automaker, Toyota.
White says she will remove herself from any decision affecting a former client for one year after she represented them.
The Senate must confirm White before she can take office. While her former clients could draw attention, many of her predecessors also took office with clients that posed conflicts of interest.