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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

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CFTC Chairman Also Gives Clues on Rules Timeline

Banking, Derivatives, Energy, Insurance CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler appeared before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs today and shed some light on the Commission’s plans regarding the rulemakings to implement Dodd-Frank’s non-security swap trading provisions. According to the Chairman, the Commission plans to publish proposed rules in the fall, using weekly public Commission meetings. The Commission’s […] Read more →

by   |   September 30, 2010

More Clues on the SEC Dodd-Frank Timeline

Banking, Energy, Executive Compensation, Private Equity, Public Companies and Securities SEC Chair Mary Schapiro testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on September 30, 2010. In so doing she gave more clues on the SEC’s... Read more →

by   |   September 30, 2010

The Dodd-Frank Act Expands Whistleblower Bounties

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC has issued a final rule repealing former Section 21A(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, pursuant to which the SEC had been empowered to make monetary awards to... Read more →

by   |   September 30, 2010

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... 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