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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 »

Ignore the First Conflict Minerals Filing

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Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized Securities lawyers eagerly await the first (or the first few) new filings required by law to learn (and of course copy) from them.  So the first conflict minerals filing to hit Edgar last week was eagerly anticipated, and immediately over analyzed. Broc Romanek at TheCorporateCounsel.net reported reader reaction ranging from “If this is the baseline, we […] Read more →

by   |   April 27, 2014

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SEC Announcements on Confidential Treatment Requests and Glossy Annual Reports

Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized The SEC Division of Corporation Finance has recently posted two Division Announcements: As of April 9, 2014, in cases where the SEC staff has determined to grant a request for... Read more →

by   |   April 18, 2014

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SEC Lays Out Road Map on Disclosure Reform

Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized Keith F. Higgins, Director, SEC Division of Corporation Finance, recently laid out the SEC staff’s approach to the much discussed disclosure reform initiative.  Highlights are... Read more →

by   |   April 11, 2014

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PCAOB Member Disputes Audit Firms’ Tales

Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized Jeanette M. Franzel, PCAOB Board Member, recently gave her views on the PCAOB’s requirements.  Ms. Franzel noted the PCAOB has heard that in response to some recent changes,... Read more →

by   |   April 1, 2014