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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...

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...

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...

Gibson Dunn Forms Team To Counsel Clients On New Whistleblower Regulations

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...

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. ...

Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Breach of Contract, Washington Consumer Protection Act and Insurance Fair Conduct Act Claims Against Boiler & Machinery Insurer.

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...

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...

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...

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – February 29th, 2012 Update

Real 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...

New Hampshire Supreme Court Vacates Light Cigarette Class

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...

Kentucky Appeals Court Vacates $130 Million Drug-Pricing Verdicts, Says State Was 'Complicit'

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...

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...