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SEC Chair’s Conflicts Fuel Sympathy for Wall Street, Group Says

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A new report said U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White let her longstanding ties to Wall Street skew her ability to police the finance industry, adding to the litany of complaints by left-leaning groups about her tenure.

The 65-page study by Rootstrikers, a nonprofit that pushes for campaign finance reform, comes as liberal organizations are increasingly questioning whether regulators are captured by big banks. The report, released Tuesday, criticizes White’s work as a corporate defense lawyer, her recusals from some SEC enforcement cases and her propensity for hiring aides who previously worked in the industry.