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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


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


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 Financial Services Subcommittee holds hearing on systemic risk
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2009

The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing yesterday regarding perspectives on systemic risk in the financial system


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”


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


House-Senate Conference Committee hold second day of negotiations on financial regulatory reform legislation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2010

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


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


Regulatory reform proposal released by Obama administration
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2009

Yesterday, the Obama administration proposed sweeping reform of the federal regulatory structure for banking, insurance and securities firms (the "Proposal"