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
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...
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
The Dodd-Frank Act effects a profound increase...
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...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has formed a multidisciplinary Whistleblower Team to offer experienced, comprehensive counsel on the full range of issues that arise under the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) final whistleblower rules under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform...
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.
By Stuart D. Jones , Shareholder, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC.
On September 2, 2011, the 9 th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a memorandum opinion in Cowiche Growers, Inc. v. Continental Casualty Company , U.S. Court of Appeals No. 10-36072 (9 th Cir., Sept. 2, 2011) that affirmed a summary judgment...
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...
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.
The frequency and volume of new
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
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...
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
Cases in Real Estate
is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and
explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for
appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners, investors
and the general public. Andrea Lee...
CONCORD, N.H. - (Mealey's) Saying sufficient public information existed to call into question whether plaintiffs were uniformly unaware that light cigarettes were as dangerous as regular ones, the New Hampshire Supreme Court on Aug. 21 vacated certification of a class action lawsuit alleging that...
FRANKFORT, Ky. - A Kentucky appeals court panel on Oct. 12 vacated verdicts totaling more than $130.7 million against two drug makers for publishing inflated average wholesale prices (AWPs), saying the Kentucky Medicaid program was well aware of the practice and was complicit in the scheme ( Sandoz Inc...
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
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"...
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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...