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Jay Clayton
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32nd Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission
Assumed office
May 4, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byMary Jo White
Personal details
Spouse(s)Gretchen
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania (B.S.Eng., J.D.)
University of Cambridge (B.A., M.A.)

Walter J. "Jay" Clayton III is an American attorney. He is the 32nd and current Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission since May 4, 2017.

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]

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