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JOBS Act aims to jumpstart capital formation

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2012

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (otherwise known as the JOBS Act), which was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012, contains the most sweeping set of changes to the securities laws governing public and private offerings since the Securities Offering Reform was enacted in 2005

Federal Reserve approves final rule implementing certain provisions of Credit CARD Act effective February 22, 2010

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2010

On January 12, 2010, the Federal Reserve Board approved a final rule (the “Final Rule”) amending Regulation Z (which implements the Truth in Lending Act (TILA)) and the related staff commentary (“Official Staff Interpretations”), in order to implement certain provisions of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (the “Credit CARD Act” or the “Act”) that take effect on February 22, 2010

Dodd and Shelby announce agreement on portions of legislation

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2010

Today, as the Senate continued floor debate on financial reform legislation, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT) announced that he had reached an agreement with Ranking Member Richard Shelby (R-AL) on "provisions for orderly liquidation and emergency liquidity programs in the bill to bring accountability to Wall Street."

Chairman Bernanke presents semi-annual monetary policy report to Senate Banking Committee

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 26 2010

Yesterday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered his semi-annual monetary policy report to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

SEC will not appeal proxy access decision; Rule 14a-8 amendments on private ordering to become effective

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 8 2011

Late Tuesday, September 6, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Mary L. Shapiro issued a statement that the SEC would not seek a rehearing of the decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacating the SEC’s recently adopted Rule 14a-11 and related amendments and would not seek Supreme Court review

Northern Trust raises capital to fund repayment of TARP funding

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2009

Yesterday, Northern Trust Corporation announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of $750 million of common stock and a simultaneous public offering of $500 million of notes

House passes bill changing taxation of carried interests

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 31 2010

On Friday, by a 215-204 vote, the House passed the 2010 tax extenders bill, H.R. 4213, the American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010, that would, if also approved by the Senate, significantly change the taxation of carried interests in certain investment partnerships (including hedge funds, venture capital funds and private equity funds, but not certain partnerships controlled by real estate investment trusts

SEC solicits public comment for study on broker-dealer and investment adviser standards of care

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 28 2010

Yesterday, the SEC published a request for public comment in connection with its study, required by Section 913 of the Dodd-Frank Act, of the obligations and standards of care of broker-dealers and investment advisers providing personalized investment advice about securities to retail investors

SEC and SROs propose new circuit breakers for individual stocks, as SEC and CFTC issue preliminary report on May 6 market events

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 19 2010

Yesterday, the SEC announced that, "in response to the market disruption of May 6, the national securities exchanges and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) are filing proposed rules today under which they would pause trading in certain individual stocks if the price moves 10 percent or more in a five-minute period."

Simmons First National Bank assumes all of the deposits of Security Savings Bank, F.S.B.

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 17 2010

On Friday, the Office of Thrift Supervision closed Security Savings Bank, F.D.B., headquartered in Olathe, Kansas, and appointed the FDIC as receiver