Jay Clayton

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Jay Clayton
32nd Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission
In office
May 4, 2017 – December 23, 2020
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byMary Jo White
Succeeded byGary Gensler
Personal details
Born (1966-07-11) July 11, 1966 (age 57)
Newport News, Virginia, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania (B.S.Eng., J.D.)
University of Cambridge (B.A., M.A.)

Walter J. "Jay" Clayton III (born July 11, 1966) is an American attorney. He was the 32nd Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from May 4, 2017 until December 23, 2020.

From 1993 to 1995, Clayton clerked for Marvin Katz, judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.[1]

At Sullivan & Cromwell, Clayton was co-managing partner of the firm's General Practice Group.[2]

On January 4, 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Clayton to be SEC Chairman.[3] On May 2, 2017, the U.S. Senate voted 61-37 to confirm Clayton as Chairman of the SEC. Votes cast in favor of Clayton's confirmation included nine Democrats and one Independent alongside 51 Republican votes.[4] On May 4, 2017, Clayton was sworn in, marking the official beginning of his role as Chairman.[5]

On June 19, 2020, United States Attorney General Bill Barr announced that President Trump would nominate Clayton to replace Geoffrey Berman as United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jay Clayton". Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Archived from the original on 3 March 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017. {{cite web}}: |archive-date= / |archive-url= timestamp mismatch; 26 February 2017 suggested (help)
  2. "We Don't Need a Crisis to Act Unitedly Against Cyber Threats". Knowledge@Wharton. Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  3. Lovelace Jr., Berkeley (4 January 2017). "SECChairNom". CNBC. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  4. "Senate Confirms Wall St Attorney Jay Clayton to Head SEC". The New York Times. 2017-05-02. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-05-08.[permanent dead link]
  5. "Clayton Sworn In As SEC Chairman". www.mondaq.com. Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  6. Press, The Associated (2020-06-19). "US Attorney Who Oversaw Cases of Trump Allies Steps Down". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on 2020-06-22. Retrieved 2020-06-20.