More on Mary Jo White: The papers scrutinize the financial disclosures of Obama's nominee to lead the SEC. Among other things, they reveal how much she and her husband have made at their respective white-shoe law firms (at least $16 million combined) and the couple's plan to avoid conflicts of interest if she's confirmed (he'd convert his partnership in Cravath, Swaine & Moore to a nonequity one and recuse himself from dealing with the SEC while she's in office). Mary Jo White would get a lump sum retirement payment of $2 million from her employer, Debevoise & Plimpton, within two months of taking the SEC job. According to the Post, her clients have included "JPMorgan Chase, Deloitte & Touche, General Electric and Verizon Communications. Also listed were individuals such as Rajat Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs board member convicted of insider trading, and former Bank of America chief executive Kenneth Lewis." Meanwhile, a watchdog group called POGO is, er, jumping all over the SEC's longstanding revolving door problem. New York Times, Washington Post
Speaking of Nominees… "GOP senators to grill Treasury Dept. nominee Jack Lew on his time at Citigroup": The Post previews tomorrow's hearing. "Questions for Jack Lew's Confirmation Hearings": An ongoing discussion in the Times.