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Watch Those Oral Comments on CFPB Proposals—New Policy on Ex Parte Presentations

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Consumer Protection The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has adopted a new policy on certain non-public communications to the CFPB during the rule making process.  The policy refers to these as “ex-parte” communications.  According to the policy: A person who makes an oral ex parte presentation to CFPB decision-making personnel shall, not later than three business days after […] Read more →

by Steve Quinlivan   |   August 19, 2011


MSRB Board Proposes Rules to Curb Political Contributions by Municipal Advisors

Municipal Advisors The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, or MSRB, has proposed regulations that it believes would help prevent the influence of political contributions by municipal advisors in... Read more →

by Ethan Mark   |   August 19, 2011

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SEC Approves PCAOB Rule on Interim Inspections of Broker-Dealers

Broker-Dealer Section 982 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act amended the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to give the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, or PCAOB,... Read more →

by Steve Quinlivan   |   August 18, 2011


Will the SEC Comment on XBRL Exhibits?

Public Companies and Securities A review of many comment letters issued to date indicates so far the SEC has not routinely issued comments on the interactive data file, or XBRL, exhibits.  The most frequent... Read more →

by Jill Radloff   |   August 18, 2011