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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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Do I Need to Report My Swaps or Preserve Data?

Energy, Public Companies and Securities We previously reported on the CFTC’s Interim Final Rule for reporting Pre-enactment Swap Transactions.  Since that time, the text of the CFTC Rule 44.00 has been published in the Federal Register and is immediately effective. Must I Report a Swap or Preserve Data? We have been asked by our clients who use swap transactions for […] Read more →

by   |   October 6, 2010

The Volcker Rule and Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds

Private Equity The “Volcker Rule” is named after former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker.  Broadly speaking it is a rule against banks making certain speculative kinds of investments... Read more →

by   |   October 6, 2010

President Obama Signs First Amendment to Dodd-Frank Into Law

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities As widely expected and reported earlier at Dodd-Frank and the Law, yesterday President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Freedom of Information Restoration Amendments, which repealed... Read more →

by   |   October 6, 2010

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Proposed Dodd-Frank Disclosures for Asset-Backed Securities

Banking, Public Companies and Securities The SEC has  proposed rules to implement Section 943 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires the SEC to prescribe regulations on the use of representations and warranties in the... Read more →

by   |   October 4, 2010

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SEC Stays Proxy Access Rules

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities As we noted last week, the Business Roundtable and the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America (the “petitioners”) filed a petition with the United States Court of... Read more →

by   |   October 4, 2010

CFTC Issues Proposed Rules on Financial Resource Requirements for DCOs and SIDCOs and Conflicts of Interest

Banking On October 1, 2010, the CFTC issued proposed rules on financial resource requirements for derivative clearing organizations (“DCOs”) and systematically important DCOs... Read more →

by   |   October 3, 2010

CFTC Adopts Interim Final Rule on Reporting of Pre-Enactment Swaps

Banking, Derivatives, Energy, Insurance, Uncategorized Beating the deadline (October 20, 2010) for the first of its required Dodd-Frank rulemakings by more than two weeks, the CFTC has announced publication of its required interim... Read more →

by   |   October 2, 2010

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Examples of Dodd-Frank Disclosures in SEC Filings

Public Companies and Securities Dodd-Frank disclosures have begun to proliferate in SEC filings.  We reviewed many recent filings and disclosures fall into the following general categories:  internal controls,... Read more →

by   |   October 1, 2010

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Business Groups Challenge Proxy Access Rules

Public Companies and Securities The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable filed a legal challenge to the recently adopted SEC proxy access rules.  The groups asked the SEC to stay adoption of... Read more →

by   |   October 1, 2010