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The Dodd-Frank Act, Commentary and Insights by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Associates--Chapter1: Orderly Liquidation Authority

Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, H.R. 4173, 111th Cong. (2010) (the "Dodd-Frank Act" or the "Act"), titled "Orderly Liquidation Authority," creates a new federal receivership process pursuant to which the FDIC may serve as receiver...

The Dodd-Frank Act: Commentary and Insights

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates has authored a 200-page analysis of the Dodd-Frank Act, which will offered as a LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis in the near future. Following is the firm's overview of their commentary: The Dodd-Frank Act effects a profound increase...

A Divided SEC Issues Final Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program Rules

by Jordan Eth, Randall Fons and Justin Hoogs In adopting the final rules, the SEC "gave a nod" in the direction of providing incentives for individuals to report possible violations of the securities laws first to their employers, rather than -- or before -- reporting to the SEC. ...

SEC Issues Proposed Rules on Incentive-Based Compensation Practices for Larger Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers

by Hillel T. Cohn and Kevan P. Graydon Section 956 of Dodd-Frank requires the SEC and certain other agencies with regulatory authority over financial institutions to prescribe rules or guidelines that prohibit incentive-based compensation arrangements which encourage inappropriate risk-taking. This...

Navigating Securitization Reforms through the EU & US

by Elana Hahn, Kenneth Kohler, Nimesh Christie and Melissa Beck This EIA is a guide to the principal EU and US securitization regulatory developments and the challenges and prospects for transatlantic securitization issuers and investors. Excerpt: The frequency and volume of new securitization...

SEC Releases Initial Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program

Even thought the SEC's final regulations for the Dodd-Frank whistleblower program just became effective on August 12, 2011, the agency has already filed its first report on the whistleblower program. Under Section 924(d) of the Dodd Frank Act, the SEC must report annually to Congress on its activities...

Morrison Foerster-One Down, One to Go: The SEC Completes the First Required Dodd-Frank Act Regulation D Rulemaking

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") recently completed the first of two Regulation D rulemakings mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the "Dodd-Frank Act"). The Dodd-Frank Act modified the net worth standard included in...