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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 »

Attention Public Companies-You Have About 60 Days to Understand the Proxy Access Rules

Public Companies and Securities As many know, the SEC adopted the proxy access rules on August 25, 2010.  The new rules will be effective 60 days from publication in the Federal Register, excepting smaller reporting companies, for which the rules are deferred for three years.  Federal Register publication is expected fairly quickly barring some bureaucratic snafu.  We recommend that […] Read more →

by   |   August 26, 2010

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Notice Requirements for Broker-Dealers

Public Companies and Securities With respect to the borrowing of securities from customers, Section 929X of the Dodd-Frank Act imposes the following two additional requirements on broker-dealers:  (i) every... Read more →

by   |   August 24, 2010

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CFTC and SEC Roundtable Contentious

Banking, Energy, Insurance, Public Companies and Securities As we noted, the SEC and CFTC held a joint roundtable on August 20, 2010 addressing governance and conflicts of interest on clearing and listing of swap transactions.  Gary... Read more →

by   |   August 22, 2010

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“Bad Actor” Disqualification May Cause Headaches

Public Companies and Securities Section 926 of the Dodd-Frank Act directs the SEC to issue rules which would prevent the use of Regulation D Rule 506 offerings by certain “bad actors.”  The Dodd-Frank Act... Read more →

by   |   August 19, 2010