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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

The Dodd-Frank Act has broad and deep implications that will touch every corner of financial services and multiple other industries. This site, developed and maintained by attorneys at Stinson Leonard Street, is dedicated to making sense of this complex legislation and helping businesses understand how it will affect them specifically. Our Bloggers »

The SMARTER Act Passes U.S. House of Representatives Vote, Seeks to Harmonize FTC and DOJ Procedures for Challenging Unconsummated M&A Transactions

M&A On March 23, the U.S. House of Representatives voted favorably on the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act (the “SMARTER Act”), H.R. 2745. The bill, introduced by Representative Blake Farenthold of Texas’ 27th congressional district, would eliminate the differences in the procedures currently utilized by the FTC and DOJ when challenging proposed M&A […] Read more →

by   |   March 25, 2016

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House Committee on Financial Services Reports Favorably on the HALOS Act

Public Companies and Securities United States Representative Steve Chabot of Ohio first introduced the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups Act (the “HALOS Act”) on February 9, 2016.  Less than a month later,... Read more →

by   |   March 5, 2016

U.S. Senate and House Members Urge SEC to Require Further Board Nominee Diversity Disclosures

Public Companies and Securities On March 2, 2016, a number of U.S. Senate and House members sent a letter to SEC Chair Mary Jo White urging the Commission to speed-up its review of a rulemaking petition that... Read more →

by   |   March 2, 2016

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U.S. House of Representatives Pass Bill Seeking to Raise Disclosure Thresholds under SEC Rule 701

Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized A bill (H.R. 1675) seeking to increase the information disclosure threshold under SEC Rule 701 passed the U.S. House of Representatives on February 3 by a vote of 265 to 159. Rule... Read more →

by   |   February 4, 2016