Podcast: Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act's Impact on Insurance with Reed Smith's Paul Walker-Bright

On this edition, Paul Walker-Bright of Reed Smith in Chicago discusses the provisions in the Dodd-Frank Act that deal with or affect the insurance industry, aspects of the industry that may be exempt from Act's insurance provisions and the authority the Federal Insurance Office will have to monitor...

Thomas Gorman on the SEC's Expanded Role in Corporate Governance after Dodd-Frank

The federal securities laws have traditionally focused largely on disclosure, leaving corporate governance to state law. Nevertheless, Dodd-Franks expands the Commission's role in corporate governance in three key areas. This is consistent with the impact of the legislation on the SEC's Enforcement...

Governors Stray from Party Lines on Health Care and Pension Reform

by Lou Cannon Although politicians who challenge party orthodoxy are often putting their careers at risk, several Republican and Democratic governors are doing just that on health care and pension issues. During the protracted battle waged by Republicans against President Obama's health...