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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

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CFPB Proposes Amendments to Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

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Banking, Consumer Protection The CFPB has proposed a rule to improve information reported about the residential mortgage market. According to the CFPB, the rule would shed more light on consumers’ access to mortgage credit by updating the reporting requirements of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, or HMDA, regulations. The CFPB also aims to simplify the reporting process for […] Read more →

by Steve Quinlivan   |   July 24, 2014

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8th Circuit to Determine Scope of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Claim

Employment, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The United States District Court for the District of Nebraska has certified a question for interlocutory appeal to the Eighth Circuit in the case of Bussing v. COR Clearing, LLC... Read more →

by Steve Quinlivan   |   July 22, 2014

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Examples of Social Media in M&A Transactions

Public Companies and Securities In April 2014, the SEC provided guidance on the use of social media in M&A and other contexts. Companies have begun to cautiously make use of the guidance but the flood gates... Read more →

by Steve Quinlivan   |   July 20, 2014

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When is a Consultant an Executive Officer? – SEC Brings Another Case

Employment, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC has instituted administrative proceedings against a registrant and others alleging that two individuals with prior law violations secretly controlled the operational and... Read more →

by Steve Quinlivan   |   July 16, 2014

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Due Process Requires US Committee on Foreign Investment to Let the Sunshine In

Energy On July 15 the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit told CFIUS (the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) that constitutional due... Read more →

by Robert Fallon   |   July 16, 2014

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Conflict Minerals: SEC Position on Non-Metallic Forms of Tin

Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized Shortly before the filing deadline for the first conflict minerals filings on Form SD, it became known that the SEC believed non-metallic forms of tin are not conflict minerals... Read more →

by Jill Radloff   |   July 15, 2014

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FSOC = Firing Squad On Capitalism Says SEC Commissioner

Banking, Broker-Dealer, Insurance Speaking at a conference, SEC Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar’s opening remarks included “In preparing for this speech, I thought a lot about what moniker I could use to best... Read more →

by Steve Quinlivan   |   July 15, 2014

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Examples of Fee Shifting By-Laws

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities Some smaller companies and those in the process of going public have begun adopting fee shifting by-laws.  As my colleagues at Stinson Leonard Street have advised, we urge... Read more →

by Steve Quinlivan   |   July 12, 2014

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SEC Provides Guidance to Private Equity on Seller Escrows

Investment Advisers, Private Equity The SEC has issued guidance to registered private equity advisers regarding escrow arrangements resulting from the sale of a portfolio company.  The guidance revolves around a... Read more →

by Steve Quinlivan   |   July 10, 2014