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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 »

SEC Comments Begin for Early Adopters of Revenue Recognition

Public Companies and Securities Some people don’t believe in blazing trails and adopting public reporting standards before you have to. They think you’re sticking your neck out, and will become a guinea pig for SEC comments or fodder for plaintiff’s lawyers or whatever. A case in point might be First Solar, Inc. First Solar adopted FASB’s new revenue recognition […] Read more →

by   |   September 24, 2017

SEC Issues Guidance on Pay Ratio Rule

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities Two major pieces of guidance emerged from the SEC on September 21, 2017, with respect to the pay ratio rule. First, the Commission issued interpretive guidance on the rule. ... Read more →

by   |   September 21, 2017

SEC Charges Platinum Equity for Misallocation of Broken Deal Expenses

M&A, Private Equity The SEC announced a settled action against Beverly Hills-based investment adviser, Platinum Equity Advisors, LLC, for charging three of its private equity fund clients with about... Read more →

by   |   September 21, 2017

CFTC Files Its First Anti-Fraud Enforcement Action Involving Bitcoin

Litigation The CFTC filed a federal civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Defendants Nicholas Gelfman, of Brooklyn, New York, and... Read more →

by   |   September 21, 2017