Mary Jo White, who chaired the Securities and Exchange Commission for nearly four years under the Obama administration, is returning to Debevoise & Plimpton as senior chair of the firm, Debevoise announced Wednesday.
The firm said White, 69, will focus on counseling boards of directors and representing companies facing government investigations and enforcement actions.
White has previously practiced at Debevoise for long stretches, including before and after she served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1993 to 2002.
“I am delighted to return once again to Debevoise,” White said in a statement. “I am eager to begin this next chapter of my career and assist clients with their most critical matters.”