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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 »

Trump Prevents FSOC Designations and Bank Liquidations

Banking In a Presidential Memorandum, President Trump directed the Secretary of the Treasury, as a member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, not to cast a nonemergency vote to subject nonbank financial companies to enhanced regulation or to designate any financial market utilities as systematically important for a period of 180 days.  The Presidential Memorandum also […] Read more →

by   |   April 22, 2017

FINRA Solicits Comments on Rules Impacting Capital Formation and Proposed Changes to the Corporate Financing Rule

Broker-Dealer, Public Companies and Securities In what seems to be a bow to the Trump Administration, FINRA has issued Regulatory Notice 17-14 which broadly seeks comments on FINRA rules that impact capital formation. Specific... Read more →

by   |   April 20, 2017

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Draft Financial Choice Act 2.0 Prohibits Universal Proxy and Restricts Shareholder Proposals

Public Companies and Securities The House Financial Services Committee has released a discussion draft of a revised Financial Choice Act. The Committee will hold a hearing on the Act on April 26, 2017. Section... Read more →

by   |   April 20, 2017

FTC Announces Regulatory Reform Process

Consumer Protection, M&A, Trump The FTC explained it was undertaking the following regulatory reform steps in a press release: New groups within the Bureau of Competition and the Bureau of Consumer Protection... Read more →

by   |   April 17, 2017