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FDIC Approves Rule to Implement Section 343 of Dodd-Frank Act

Banking The Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today approved a final rule to implement section 343 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). Section 343 provides temporary unlimited coverage for noninterest-bearing transaction accounts. This separate coverage will become effective on December 31, 2010, and will end […] Read more →

by   |   November 9, 2010

Should Public Companies Include the Optional Advisory Vote on Parachute Arrangements?

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities The proposed rules on say-on-pay under Section 951 of the Dodd-Frank Act permit issuers to include an optional advisory vote on golden parachute arrangements in proxy statements... Read more →

by   |   November 5, 2010

Say-On-Pay: Board Recommendations

Public Companies and Securities Section 951 of the Dodd-Frank Act requires advisory say-on-pay votes from shareholders on the compensation of named executive officers, the Compensation Discussion and Analysis,... Read more →

by   |   November 4, 2010

Fed Establishes Office of Financial Stability Policy and Research

Banking The Federal Reserve Board has established the Office of Financial Stability Policy and Research and appointed Board economist J. Nellie Liang as its director.  The office is... Read more →

by   |   November 4, 2010

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SEC Proposes New Rule to Prevent Fraud in Connection With Security-Based Swaps

Derivatives The SEC has proposed a new rule to help prevent fraud, manipulation, and deception in connection with security-based swaps.  The rule is proposed under Title VII of the... Read more →

by   |   November 3, 2010

SEC’s Proposed Whistleblower Rules—the Good, Bad and Ugly

Employment, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC has published its proposed whistleblower rules, complete with almost 30 pages of forms for whistleblowers to use.   Employers (and let’s not forget that this applies... Read more →

by   |   November 3, 2010

CFTC to Consider Registration of Swap Dealers Nov. 10

Banking, Derivatives, Energy The CFTC will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, to consider the issuance of the following proposed rulemakings under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and... Read more →

by   |   November 3, 2010

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SEC Proposal to Require Institutional Investment Managers to Report Say-On-Pay Votes

Uncategorized In connection with the SEC’s proposed rulemaking requiring public companies to hold say-on-pay votes as required by the Dodd-Frank Act, the SEC has also proposed rules which... Read more →

by   |   October 31, 2010

Treasury Seeks Comment on Whether Currency Swaps and Forwards Should be Regulated

Derivatives The Commodity Exchange Act, or CEA, as amended by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, permits the Secretary of the Treasury to issue a... Read more →

by   |   October 31, 2010