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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 Private Equity

Pay-to-Play Enforcement Sweep Snares Private Equity and Venture Capital

Litigation, Private Equity On January 17, 2017, the SEC announced nine settled enforcement actions for violations of the pay-to-pay rule against private equity, venture capital and hedge fund sponsors. The firms involved agreed to pay monetary penalties from $35,000 to $75,000.  In addition, the firms involved did not admit or deny the allegations. The pay-to-play rule is designed […] Read more →

by   |   January 20, 2017

House Passes Creating Financial Prosperity for Businesses and Investors Act

Broker-Dealer, Consumer Protection, Crowdfunding, Investment Advisers, Private Equity On Monday, the House of Representatives passed the Creating Financial Prosperity for Businesses and Investors Act (H.R. 6427) (the “Act”) by a vote of 398 to 2. The Act is... Read more →

by   |   December 6, 2016

SEC Charges Private Equity Advisor with Conflicts for Law Firm Discounts

Investment Advisers, M&A, Private Equity In a settled enforcement action, the SEC charged a private equity advisor, First Reserve Management, L.P., with conflicts of interest and other matters. First Reserve did not... Read more →

by   |   September 15, 2016

SEC’s Use of Form PF in Examinations

Derivatives, Private Equity The SEC has again published its annual report to Congress regarding how the SEC has used Form PF data. The section on enforcement and investigation describes the use of the data... Read more →

by   |   September 2, 2016