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Trent Dykes
M&A due diligence: The review and results (part 5)

This post is part five of our five part series exploring various aspects of due diligence in the context of a merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction. Our prior posts discussed M&A due diligence generally and its objectives , described the due...

Morrison and Foerster LLP
Morrison & Foerster -- Orderly Liquidation Authority: FDIC Announces Its Strategy

In a speech last Thursday, May 10, 2012, the Acting Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC"), Martin J. Gruenberg, outlined the agency's strategy for the Orderly Liquidation Authority ("OLA"). On its face...

Kenneth M. Lapine
U.S. Supreme Court Delivers a Brushback Pitch to Federal Regulators in Freeman v. Quicken Loans, Inc.

Excerpt: The United States Supreme Court delivered a major win to the residential mortgage loan industry when it unanimously ruled that the prohibition under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act ("R.E.S.P.A.") on splitting fees for settlement...

Asher Bearman
The Venture Spotlight - Indy Driver, Team Owner and Angel Investor Sam Schmidt

This edition of The Venture Spotlight features a 30 minute interview with Sam Schmidt, a professional indy car driver who suffered a horrific crash about 10 years ago leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. Now Sam heads a racing team and also periodically...

Corporate and Securities Law Community Staff
Article: Conflicts of Interest in the Credit Rating Industry After Dodd-Frank: Continued Business As Usual?

7 Va. L. & Bus. Rev. 1, Spring 2012 Authors: Nan S. Ellis, Lisa M. Fairchild and Frank D'Souza Excerpt I. Introduction SINCE their inception, credit rating agencies (CRAs) have been important to the efficient functioning of debt markets...