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Credit risk retention Final Rule with focus on auto issuers

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 30 2014

On October 22, 2014, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Deposit

Federal government and SEC charge former chairman of major mortgage lender with multiple counts of fraud and related TARP scheme

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 16 2010

Today, members of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force announced a 16-count indictment for Lee Bentley Farkas (Farkas), the former chairman of a private mortgage lending company, Taylor, Bean & Whitaker (TBW), for "his alleged role in a more than $1.9 billion fraud scheme that contributed to the failure of Colonial Bank, one of the 50 largest banks in the United States in 2009, and TBW, one of the largest privately held mortgage lending companies in the United States" in 2009

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

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

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

Outlook for the 111th Congress and President Barack Obama

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 6 2008

Even after passage of two important financial reform bills, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 and the earlier Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, the nation and the rest of the world still face unprecedented economic turmoil, with tight credit markets, plummeting housing prices and growing job losses

SEC issues guidance to companies needing stockholder approval to participate in Treasury’s Capital Purchase Program

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 25 2008

Yesterday, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance announced new guidance for financial institutions that need shareholder approval to participate in Treasury's Capital Purchase Program (CPP

The subprime debt market fallout

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 23 2008

A new issue came to the forefront in 2007 the collapse of the subprime debt market