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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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Mandate Withheld in Conflicts Minerals Case

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Public Companies and Securities In a little known action, the Clerk of Court of the Unites States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued an order in the conflicts minerals case to withhold issuance of a mandate until seven days after disposition of any timely petition for rehearing or petition for rehearing en banc. You can see […] Read more →

by   |   April 15, 2014

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Court Invalidates Conflict Minerals Rule Because it Crosses First Amendment Line

Public Companies and Securities In the end, it’s pretty simple.  The court held the conflicts minerals rule and statute embodied in Dodd-Frank violate the First Amendment to the extent the statute and rule... Read more →

by   |   April 14, 2014

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SEC Lays Out Road Map on Disclosure Reform

Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized Keith F. Higgins, Director, SEC Division of Corporation Finance, recently laid out the SEC staff’s approach to the much discussed disclosure reform initiative.  Highlights are... Read more →

by   |   April 11, 2014

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New C&DIs Contemplate Intrastate Crowdfunded Offerings

Broker-Dealer, Consumer Protection, Private Equity This week the SEC released three new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs) relating to Rule 147, which applies to securities that exempt from registration pursuant... Read more →

by   |   April 10, 2014

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Proposed Minnesota Public Benefit Corporation Legislation

Uncategorized A bill has been introduced to bring public benefit corporations to Minnesota.  The public benefit corporation is a relatively recent legal innovation that occupies a hybrid... Read more →

by   |   April 10, 2014

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A Bad Turn for Reg A+ and Reg D?

Private Equity, Public Companies and Securities SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar gave a speech to an annual conference of the North American Securities Administrators Association, otherwise known as NASAA.  On the issue of Reg... Read more →

by   |   April 8, 2014

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SEC Issues More FAQs on Conflict Minerals

Public Companies and Securities The SEC has issued nine additional frequently asked questions, or FAQs, on the SEC’s conflict reporting rules. Some of the highlights are: IPSA and DRC Conflict... Read more →

by   |   April 7, 2014

OIG Finds Deficiencies in CFPB Supervisory Activities

Consumer Protection The Office of Inspector General of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System conducted an initial evaluation to assess the operational efficiency and effectiveness of... Read more →

by   |   April 7, 2014

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OSHA Publishes Interim Rule for Handling Whistleblower Retaliation Complaints

Banking, Consumer Protection, Employment, Litigation OSHA has published the interim final text of regulations governing the employee protection (or whistleblower) provisions of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010, or CFPA,... Read more →

by   |   April 5, 2014