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EXCLUSIVE-White House expected to nominate SEC lawyer for Democrat commissioner seat -sources

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WASHINGTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - The White House is expected to nominate a Democratic attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Caroline Crenshaw, to fill a seat being vacated next year by Democratic Commissioner Robert Jackson, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter.

Crenshaw, who currently works as an attorney in Jackson's office, has had her name sent to the White House as a nominee by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, the people said. (Reporting by Katanga Johnson in Washington; editing by Diane Craft Additional reporting by Jeff Mason in Washington and Svea Herbst in Boston)