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Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations launches series of hearings on Wall Street and the financial crisis

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2010

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, under Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI), and Ranking Member Tom Coburn (R-OK), launched a series of hearings to examine the roles played by high-risk mortgages, regulators, credit rating agencies and Wall Street investment banks in the financial crisis

Financial reform legislation: amendments to S. 3217 during the week of May 10

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2010

Yesterday evening, the Senate passed its bill on financial reform, S. 3217, the “Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010.”

Special master for TARP executive compensation rules on supplemental requests by AIG and Ally

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2010

On Tuesday, Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation, Kenneth R. Fienberg, issued supplemental determinations with regard to the 2010 compensation payments and structures of American International Group, Inc. (AIG) and Ally Financial Inc. (Ally

CFPB moves quickly to launch nonbank supervision program

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 12 2012

Despite Republican efforts to prevent such a move, on January 4, 2012, President Obama used a recess appointment to install Richard Cordray as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“Bureau”

Non-agency residential mortgage loans in 2014: a survey of legal issues affecting the market

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2015

The year 2014 was a landmark for the non-agency residential mortgage market, as a large amount of regulatory uncertainly was lifted. Final rules were

Class action round-up

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2014

Brown v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., No. 12-3494 (8th Cir.) (Dec. 31, 2013). Affirming denial of motion to remand and grant of

Class action round-up - fall 2014

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 1 2014

A class of industrial purchasers of polyurethane products brought suit against Dow Chemical Company for fixing the prices of those products. After

House Financial Services Committee holds hearing on the future of financial services regulation

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 22 2008

Yesterday, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing "to address the need for broad regulatory restructuring and reform for the financial markets, including financial institution oversight and regulation, systemic risk, and housing finance."

House Oversight Committee holds hearing on the role of federal regulators in the financial crisis

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 24 2008

Yesterday, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on the role of federal regulators in the recent financial crisis

The Reserve’s Primary Fund makes initial liquidation distribution

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 31 2008

The Reserve announced yesterday that it was distributing $26 billion from its Primary Fund as the initial liquidation distribution to shareholders