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What Dodd’s retirement may mean for financial regulatory overhaul

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 8 2010

Wednesday’s announcement that Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT) will retire and not seek reelection in 2010 will surely have an impact on the large-scale financial regulatory overhaul effort he is currently shepherding through the Committee

Financial regulatory reform outlook

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2009

Though currently shadowed by healthcare reform efforts that have dominated the congressional schedule this fall, the push to enact a financial regulatory overhaul has been making steady progress in Congress

Plus D&O symposium: morning session I

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2010

During a discussion on the state of securities litigation, a panel comprised of prominent securities litigators discussed trends in securities class actions and legislation that is on the horizon

Two more dismissals of Securities Act lawsuits against rating agencies

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 19 2010

Judge Lewis Kaplan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted McGraw Hill and Moody's (together, the "Ratings Agencies") motions to dismiss in both Tsereteli v. Residential Asset Securitization Trust 2006-A8 et al. and In re: IndyMac Securities Litigation - but without issuing detailed written opinions

Hedge fund closes two of its funds and liquidates holdings

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 3 2009

According to press reports, Atticus Capital announced recently that it would shut down two of its three funds and liquidate their $3 billion in holdings

Details of House-passed financial regulatory reform legislation

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 14 2009

On Friday, the House passed its 1,200 page package of nine bills to reform the U.S. financial regulatory system by a vote of 223-202

Hedge funds back down in Argentina claim after asset freeze fails

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • Argentina, USA
  • -
  • April 19 2010

Hedge funds seeking to recover more than $554 million in judgments against Argentina have reportedly withdrawn court appeals to stop assets being taken out of accounts at Citibank, diminishing their chances of ultimate success

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission brings civil action against former New Century executives

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2010

On December 7, 2009, the SEC charged three former executives of New Century Financial Corporation with securities fraud

SEC and NAIC take affirmative steps to address corporate disclosures regarding climate change

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 27 2009

On October 2, 2009, as part of the 48th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute held at Northwestern University School of Law, SEC Commissioner Elisse B. Walter gave a speech entitled “SEC Rulemaking ‘Advancing The Law’ To Protect Investors.”

House committee completes action on financial regulatory reform legislation, stage set for floor vote next week

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 3 2009

The House Financial Services Committee completed its work on a large scale financial regulatory overhaul on Wednesday, when the committee voted to approve the final piece of the Administration’s reform proposal systemic risk legislation