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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 »

Ordinary Consumer and Commercial Transactions Are Not Swaps Under Dodd-Frank

Consumer Protection, Derivatives As permitted by the Dodd-Frank Act,  the SEC and CFTC, in consultation with the Federal Reserve Board, have proposed to further define the term “swap.”  Commenters on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking pointed out a number of areas in which a broad reading of the swap and security-based swap definitions could cover certain consumer […] Read more →

by   |   April 29, 2011

Treasury Proposes to Exempt FX Swaps and Forwards From Dodd-Frank

Derivatives The Treasury Department has proposed to exempt foreign exchange swaps and forwards from certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that regulate derivative transactions.   Section... Read more →

by   |   April 29, 2011

Bankers Do Not Believe Dodd-Frank is All Good for Community Banks

Banking We noted recently, and skeptically,  bank regulators’ broken record like drone about how Dodd-Frank is good for community banks.  Community bankers seem to have taken notice... Read more →

by   |   April 28, 2011

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Regulators Keep Touting Benefits of Dodd-Frank for Community Banks

Banking Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Neal Wolin gave another plug for the benefits of Dodd-Frank for community banks on the Treasury Department blog.  It’s as if all the... Read more →

by   |   April 27, 2011