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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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Same Plaintiff Files New Complaint to Force SEC to Act on Rulemaking Petition Regarding Political Contributions

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Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized The United States District Court for the District of Columbia recently dismissed Stephen M. Silberstein’s complaint to mandate the SEC to adopt rules regarding disclosure of political contributions. Among other things, the Court found that a claim under § 706(1) of the Administrative Procedures Act can proceed only where a plaintiff asserts that an agency […] Read more →

by   |   February 8, 2016

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U.S. House of Representatives Pass Bill Seeking to Raise Disclosure Thresholds under SEC Rule 701

Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized A bill (H.R. 1675) seeking to increase the information disclosure threshold under SEC Rule 701 passed the U.S. House of Representatives on February 3 by a vote of 265 to 159. Rule... Read more →

by   |   February 4, 2016

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SEC Publishes 2015 Whistleblower Report

Employment, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized The SEC published its 2015 Annual Report on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program.  The report indicates the SEC received 3,923 tips in fiscal year 2015, compared to 3,620 tips in... Read more →

by   |   November 22, 2015

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CFTC Makes Second Whistleblower Award

Employment, Uncategorized The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, announced that it will make an award of approximately $290,000 to a whistleblower for providing valuable information about... Read more →

by   |   October 4, 2015