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Senate adopts two motions to instruct conferees
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2010

Yesterday, four days after passing the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the Senate adopted two motions to instruct Senate conferees


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


Treasury releases completed transactions report showing more CPP transactions
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 11 2009

Yesterday, Treasury released a completed transactions report showing its most recent round of completed funding under the Troubled Asset Relief Program


Congressional Oversight Panel issues report on foreclosure mitigation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2009

This morning, the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP), established by Section 125 of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, issued a report entitled "The Foreclosure Crisis: Working Towards a Solution."


SEC to hold roundtable regarding credit rating agencies
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2009

Yesterday, the SEC announced that it would hold a roundtable discussion on April 15, 2009, relating to "its oversight of credit rating agencies."


New York Fed chief calls for regulatory reforms
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2009

At a speech on Friday at a conference hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations, Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William C. Dudley reviewed the roots of the current financial and economic crisis and prescriptions for recovery


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


President Obama signs Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2010

This morning, President Obama signed into law comprehensive reforms to the federal banking and securities laws -- the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act -- legislation that the President said will "rein in the abuse and excess that nearly brought down our financial system" and "bring transparency to the kinds of complex, risky transactions that helped trigger the financial crisis."


Treasury exercises right to appoint two AIG directors
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2010

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it has "exercised its right to appoint two directors to the American International Group, Inc. (AIG) board of directors, naming Donald H. Layton and Ronald A. Rittenmeyer as directors."


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