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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...

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...

Dodd-Frank Rulemaking Delays: Bad, and Likely to Get Worse

You may have seen May 2, 2011 Wall Street Journal article entitled "Overhaul Grows and Slow" ( here ), which described the backlog developing as regulators struggle to meet the rule-making guidelines mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act. The article itself was interesting enough, but if you really...

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...

The Slow Rulemaking on Swaps and Derivatives

One of the strange splits in US financial regulation is that many swap and derivatives are regulated by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission instead of the Securities and Exchange Commission. I think of the CFTC, I think of Trading Places and with the SEC I think of Wall Street . The Commodity...

Ballard Spahr: Federal Reserve Extends Comment Period on Basel III Capital Rulemaking

by Keith R. Fisher The Federal Reserve has extended the comment period on its Basel III regulatory capital rulemaking from its original September 7 deadline until October 22, 2012. The rulemaking, which was the subject of a previous Ballard Spahr legal alert, actually comprises three separate rulemakings...

Morrison & Foerster - Regulatory Capital: January 1, 2013 Deadline Eased

This morning, the three federal bank regulatory agencies announced that their proposed new capital rules based on Basel III (and other Basel standards) would not take effect on January 1, 2013, a date previously proposed apparently in order to adhere to international consensus. The announcement was...

CFPB to Amend Ability to Repay Rules under CARD Act to Consider Household Income

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will begin a notice-and-comment rulemaking to reverse a portion of the "ability to repay" regulations under the CARD Act. The CFPB will begin formal rulemaking to allow card issuers to consider household income and assets of an applicant. Excerpt...

CFPB Gathers Comments in Advance of Potential Regulation of General Use Prepaid Reloadable Cards

Excerpt: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has begun the process of issuing new rules to govern the booming, multi-billion dollar market in certain reloadable debit cards. On May 24, 2012, the Bureau issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule-making (the "Advanced Notice") to...