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House oversight subcommittee holds hearing on financial literacy
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2010

On Tuesday, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a field hearing at the University of Kansas entitled "Empowering Consumers: Can Financial Literacy Education Prevent Another Financial Crisis


Class action round-up - spring 2014
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2014

In a mortgage-related row, the Ninth Circuit reversed the Central District of California’s grant of summary judgment in favor of several bank


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


Secretary Geithner speaks on rebuilding the American financial system
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2010

On Monday, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner gave a speech entitled “Rebuilding the American Financial System” at New York University’s Stern School of Business


New Verus unclaimed property audit initiative branches out
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2012

We have learned that Verus Financial, LLC (“Verus”), the contract audit firm recently known for conducting multistate unclaimed property examinations of the insurance industry, has begun to focus its audit activity on companies in the securitiesfinancial products and services arena


House Republican Leader Boehner requests live coverage of Financial Regulatory Reform Conference
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2010

Following Senate approval of the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 this past Thursday, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stressing the importance of an "open and fully bipartisan conference committee" to resolve differences between the Senate and House bills


Federal Reserve delivers 2009 annual report
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 26 2010

On Monday, the Federal Reserve delivered its 2009 annual report of the Board of Governors to the Speaker of the House of Representatives


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


House-Senate Conference Committee begins negotiations on financial regulatory reform legislation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2010

Today, the House-Senate Conference Committee (Conference Committee) met for its first day of negotiations on the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010, focusing on the following Titles of the Senate base text


Senator Reid files for a cloture vote on financial regulatory reform bill as President addresses Wall Street
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2010

Following a stinging letter sent on Tuesday by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT) claiming that "Senate Republican leadership seems more interested in mischaracterizing the legislation and protecting Wall Street," Senator Reid yesterday filed for a cloture vote late Monday afternoon on the financial regulatory reform bill, the "Restoring American Financial Stability Act."