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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

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CFTC Seeks Comment Regarding Agricultural Swaps

Public Companies and Securities The Commodity Futures Trading Commission published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking public comment regarding the appropriate regulatory treatment of agricultural swaps.  The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act provides that swaps in an “agricultural commodity” (as defined by the Commission) are prohibited unless entered into pursuant to a rule, regulation... Read more →

by   |   September 29, 2010

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Be Careful What You Tell the Rating Agencies – Regulation FD Revised

Banking, Insurance, Public Companies and Securities This SEC revised Regulation FD to implement Section 939B of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, which requires that the SEC amend Regulation FD... Read more →

by   |   September 29, 2010

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SEC Approves NASDAQ Rule on Uninstructed Shares

Public Companies and Securities Section 957 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) adopted new Section 6(b)(10) of the Securities Exchange Act.  This new... Read more →

by   |   September 28, 2010

SEC Soon Not to be Free to Keep Certain Information Confidential

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities One of the more controversial provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act allows information gathered by the SEC in its examination and investigation of those entities it regulates to not be... Read more →

by   |   September 27, 2010

Dodd-Frank Corporate Governance

FDIC Considers New Deposit Insurance Assessment Authority

Banking As part of the implementation of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation held a roundtable discussion on September... Read more →

by   |   September 27, 2010

PCAOB, GAAS and Broker-Dealers

Banking, Public Companies and Securities The SEC has issued interpretive guidance regarding the meaning of the term “generally accepted auditing standards” (“GAAS”) after adoption of the Dodd-Frank Act.  Section... Read more →

by   |   September 24, 2010

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Financial Stability Oversight Council will Hold First Meeting on October 1

Banking Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, in his capacity as chairperson of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, announced that the Council will hold its first meeting on October 1,... Read more →

by   |   September 23, 2010

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Gets Underway

Uncategorized Pursuant to the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (“CFP Act”), which is part of the Dodd-Frank Act, the Secretary of the Treasury has designated July 21, 2011, as the... Read more →

by   |   September 23, 2010

CFTC to Hold Open Meeting October 1 on First Proposed Rules

Banking, Derivatives, Energy, Insurance, Uncategorized The CFTC has announced that it will hold an open meeting on Friday, October 1, 2010 to consider issuance of the following first proposed rules under the Dodd-Frank Act: • the... Read more →

by   |   September 23, 2010