Bloomberg Law
June 18, 2020, 6:45 PM

Women Move Closer to SEC Majority With Trump’s Help

Andrew Ramonas
Andrew Ramonas
Securities Regulation Reporter

Female commissioners soon could outnumber their male counterparts at the SEC, thanks to President Donald Trump.

Trump intends to nominate Securities and Exchange Commission senior counsel Caroline Crenshaw for a seat last held by Democratic-leaning independent Robert Jackson, the White House said Thursday. She would be the third woman on the five-member commission, if the Senate confirms her.

Crenshaw would join Democratic Commissioner Allison Lee and Republican Commissioner Hester Peirce, whom Trump nominated for a second term earlier this month. Lee and Peirce split the SEC’s seats with Republican Commissioner Elad Roisman and Chairman Jay Clayton, a Republican-leaning independent.

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