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Podcast: Richard Phillips of K&L Gates and Professor Meyer "Mike" Eisenberg Discuss the Dodd-Frank Act and Its Impact on Private Fund Advisors

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 advisors. They talk about the highlights, significant...

Dodd-Frank Act Rulemakings - End-User Update

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 notes where the proposed rules would affect the derivatives...

Morrison & Foerster-Enhanced Prudential Standards: The Federal Reserve’s Proposal

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 as systemically important by the Financial...

Favorable Treatment of Mortgage Loans Under Dodd-Frank: A Comparison

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 treatment. These classes are (i) "qualified...

Federal Reserve Board Approves Final Rules Defining When Significant Nonbank Firms are “Predominantly Engaged in Financial Activities”

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 Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank Act"...

Dodd-Frank at 3

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 reading the Snail and the Tortoise to our kids. In...