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Federal Reserve Board Approves Final Rules Defining When Significant Nonbank Firms are “Predominantly Engaged in Financial Activities”
Posted on 5 Apr 2013 by Morrison and Foerster LLP

On April 3, the Federal Reserve Board ("Board") published a final rule ("Rule") specifying when a financial company that may be made subject to systemic regulation under Title I of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Accountability and Consumer... Read More

Favorable Treatment of Mortgage Loans Under Dodd-Frank: A Comparison
Posted on 21 Feb 2013 by Morrison and Foerster LLP

In the wake of the financial crisis, mortgage-related reforms enacted as part of the Dodd-Frank Act or established under the Basel capital process have created four different classes of residential mortgage loans that are entitled to some kind of favorable... Read More

Dodd-Frank at 3
Posted on 10 Jun 2013 by Morrison and Foerster LLP

Please click on the Attachment: link at the top of the post to view or download the entire article. If Aesop were still in the fable-writing business, and he had been watching the last three years of Dodd-Frank Act rulemaking, we would probably be... Read More

Morrison & Foerster-Enhanced Prudential Standards: The Federal Reserve’s Proposal
Posted on 26 Jan 2012 by Morrison and Foerster LLP

Shortly before year-end, the Federal Reserve Board ("FRB") proposed several rules to manage systemic risks presented by bank holding companies with consolidated assets of $50 billion or more and by nonbank financial institutions that are designated... Read More

Dodd-Frank Act Rulemakings - End-User Update
Posted on 7 Jun 2011 by Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

This commentary provides an overview of the status of significant rulemaking developments since the enactment of the landmark Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. It focuses on important issues facing end-users of derivatives and... Read More

Podcast: Richard Phillips of K&L Gates and Professor Meyer "Mike" Eisenberg Discuss the Dodd-Frank Act and Its Impact on Private Fund Advisors
Posted on 30 Jul 2010 by Corporate and Securities Law Community Staff

On this edition, Richard Phillips of K&L Gates and Professor Meyer "Mike" Eisenberg, Visiting Professor of Law at Willamette University College of Law, discuss the Dodd-Frank Act, focusing on the impact of the legislation on private fund... Read More