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The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act's Effect on the Insurance Industry

This commentary reviews the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that are pertinent to the insurance industry and opines on what those provisions portend for the regulation of the insurance industry in the future. Excerpt: On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed...

Part 2: Financial Reform Legislation: Are You Prepared?

Passage of the landmark Dodd-Frank Act, the most far-reaching financial regulatory legislation since the Great Depression, has set the stage for major adjustments in the financial services industry. In a second Roundtable discussion, Arnold & Porter attorneys discuss the Act's impact on executive...

Financial Reform Legislation: Are You Prepared for What's Coming?

Passage of the landmark Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the most far-reaching financial regulatory legislation since the Great Depression, has set the stage for major adjustments in the financial services industry. The Act impacts regulation, supervision, and in some cases...

Senator Dodd Releases Financial Regulatory Reform Legislation: The Home Stretch?

Excerpt: On Monday, March 15, 2010, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT) released a Chairman's Mark of the "Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010" (the "Bill"). The Bill, which has been in development for months, is intended to replace the Discussion...

Approaching the Home Stretch: Senate Passes "Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010"

On May 20, 2010, the Senate passed the "Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010" as amended ("Senate Bill"). Congressional leadership has indicated that conference committee proceedings will take place in June, making it likely that the legislation will be passed by the...

House Passes Financial Regulatory Reform Legislation

by Dan Crowley, Karishma Shah Page, Bruce Heiman, Collins R. Clark and Justin D. Holman Excerpt: On December 11, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4173, the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 (see H.R. 4173 as introduced), by a vote of 223 to 203. Twenty-seven Democrats...

K&L Gates on Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform: Future Rulemaking and Congressional Activity

Excerpt: On June 30, 2010, the House adopted the conference report on H.R. 4173, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank Bill" or "Bill"). The Senate is expected to follow suit when it returns from recess later in July. This alert provides a high...

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...

The First Attack on the Accredited Investor Standard

Many of the provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act merely provide for future regulatory framework. That it is in part true for the changing definition of "accredited investor" under the Securities Act. The other part is that the definition changed once...

Is this a Brave New World? Implications of the CFPB and the FTC for Nonbank Financial Services Providers

The Dodd-Frank Act contemplates the creation of a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) within the Federal Reserve. CFPB would be responsible for consumer protection over financial products and services offered by both banks and nonbanks, including mortgage lenders, captive finance companies...

The SEC’s Busy Rule-Making Agenda

In many instances, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act merely set a framework for financial reform and left much of the heavy lifting to the financial regulatory agencies. The SEC published their agenda for the implementation of Dodd-Frank . It is a long list. Compliance...