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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 »

Dodd-Frank Municipal Advisors

SEC to Commence Examinations of Municipal Advisors

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Municipal Advisors, Uncategorized The SEC announced that its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, or OCIE, is launching an examination initiative directed at newly regulated municipal advisors. It also sent this letter to registered municipal advisors advising them of the program. SEC rules that took effect on July 1, 2014 generally require municipal advisors to register with the […] Read more →

by   |   August 20, 2014

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MSRB Seeks to Extend Pay-to-Play Rule to Municipal Advisors

Banking, Broker-Dealer, Municipal Advisors The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, or MSRB, is requesting comment on draft amendments to Rule G-37, the MSRB’s pay-to-play rule for municipal securities dealers, that... Read more →

by   |   August 18, 2014

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SEC Commissioner Objects to Retroactive Application of Dodd-Frank Bars

Investment Advisers, Litigation, Municipal Advisors Commissioner Gallagher recently filed this opinion dissenting in part with respect to In the Matter of John W. Lawton. The matter arose out of the alleged misconduct of respondent... Read more →

by   |   August 5, 2014

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SEC: Don’t Ignore the Habitually Wrong Whistleblower

Broker-Dealer, Employment, Investment Advisers, Litigation, Municipal Advisors, Private Equity, Public Companies and Securities SEC Chair Mary Jo White recently gave a speech on a number of important matters, including the role of directors as gatekeepers, her views of self-reporting of violations and the... Read more →

by   |   June 24, 2014