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- Address at ICI's 2017 Securities Law Developments Conference - SEC Commissioner Stein
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- Trump's New Tax Plan Could Cost Citigroup $20 Billion
- Morgan Stanley Fires Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr.
- Al Franken Will Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations - His Full Resignation Speech
- Ex-NFL Player Gets 40 Years for Running $10Mn Fraud
- Bitcoin Blows Past $15K, Adding $2K in Under 12 Hours
- Financial Adviser Settles Charges for Defrauding Private Equity Fund Investors
- New Cross Market Equity Supervision Report Cards - FINRA Phone-In Workshop, WebEx Presentation
- Mueller Just Crossed Trump's Red Line, With Deutsche Bank Subpoena
- Wildfire Rages Near Los Angeles
- Former Company Insider Has $4.1Mn Payday as a Whistleblower
- Audit Firm, Anton & Chia, Conducted Fraudulent Audits of Penny Stock Companies - SEC
- Mueller Subpoenas Deutsche Bank Records on Trump and Family
- Bitcoin Nearly Halfway to $400Bn Value Predicted by Winklevoss Twins 4 Years Ago
- Fidelity Clients Suffer Second Website Glitch in Week
- CBOE Beats CME to Bitcoin Futures Launch with December 10 Start
- McKinsey Senior Exec Thomas Barkin Named New Head of Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
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Donald Trump & Co.
Goldman Partner Drops Out As Trump's Nominee for Deputy Treasury Secretary
[Photo: James Donovan, Goldman Sachs / NYTimes]
by Howard Haykin
It’s common knowledge that the Trump administration has yet to fill thousands of high level positions in the State Department, the Treasury, and other critical federal agencies. And by all measures, that task will become increasingly difficult as leading candidates for those positions decline the opportunity to serve “at the pleasure of the President.”
On Friday, Goldman Sachs executive Jim Donovan became the latest to drop out of the running as Donald Trump's nominee to serve as Deputy Treasury Secretary - #2 to Steven Mnuchin. Mr. Donovan, who was nominated in March, declined the nomination due to “family concerns.” He had been expected to play a critical role in helping to shape tax reform policy. [See Financialish, 3/15/17]
JIM DONOVAN … joined Goldman Sachs in 1993 straight out of Harvard Law, and has remained there for the past 24 years. Prior to receiving his law degree, Donovan received a BS in engineering and an MBA from MIT. He is currently a managing director with Goldman’s private wealth management division. Mr. Donovan is an Adjunct Professor at University of Virginia, and is politically active – having supported Mitt Romney and later Jeb Bush in their respective runs for the White House.