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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 »

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SEC Finalizes Rules Implementing JOBS Act and FAST Act Provisions Concerning Exchange Act Registration Thresholds

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Public Companies and Securities On May 3, 2016, the SEC adopted final rules regarding reporting obligation thresholds under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 mandated by the JOBS Act and the securities provisions of the FAST Act.  The rules become effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.  In a press release, SEC chair Mary Jo White announced, “With the adoption of these […] Read more →

by   |   May 3, 2016

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Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2016 Passes Muster in U.S. House of Representatives

Broker-Dealer, Public Companies and Securities On April 28, 2016, the U.S. House of Representative passed the Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2016 (H.R. 5019) by a vote of 411 to 6. This bill directs the SEC to amend... Read more →

by   |   May 2, 2016

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HALOS Act Passes Vote in U.S. House of Representatives

Public Companies and Securities After a floor debate during which lawmakers on both sides of the aisle traded dueling press releases, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 325-89 in favor of the Helping Angels... Read more →

by   |   April 28, 2016

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OFR Analyzes Changes in Regulatory Use of Credit Ratings Since Dodd-Frank

Banking, Broker-Dealer, Public Companies and Securities Treasury’s Office of Financial Research has released a brief entitled “Credit Ratings in Financial Regulation: What’s Changed Since the Dodd-Frank Act?” The... Read more →

by   |   April 24, 2016