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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 Meaning of “DRC Conflict Undeterminable”

Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized Some issuers who are required to progress far enough down the conflict minerals decision tree may be unable, after performing due diligence, to determine whether conflict minerals in relevant products financed or benefitted armed groups.  While such issuers will still be required to file a conflict minerals report, for a period of time those issuers […] Read more →

by   |   November 22, 2013


Preventing Exchange Act Reporting Obligations After the JOBS Act

Private Equity, Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized In General Growing companies need to be aware of the requirements of Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act.  If the thresholds of Section 12(g) are crossed, which look principally to... Read more →

by   |   November 17, 2013

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Hedge Fund Administrator Enters Into First Individual Deferred Prosecution Agreement with SEC

Investment Advisers, Litigation, Private Equity, Uncategorized The SEC announced a deferred prosecution agreement, or DPA, with a former hedge fund administrator who helped the agency take action against a hedge fund manager who allegedly... Read more →

by   |   November 12, 2013


Court Finds Dodd-Frank Does Not Apply to Foreign Whistleblowers

Employment, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York recently dismissed a case with prejudice by an employee whistleblower that lived in Taiwan.  The court... Read more →

by   |   October 27, 2013