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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


Republicans circulate substitute summary of Financial Regulatory Reform Bill; cloture motion on Senate bill fails for third time
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2010

Yesterday, Senate Republicans circulated a brief summary of the Financial Regulatory Improvement and Taxpayer Protection Act, a Republican substitute to the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 (S.3217) previously passed by the Senate Banking Committee along party lines, and which has failed to reach the Senate floor for debate following three failed cloture motions by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), including today's 56-42 rejection of the motion


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


President Obama reaffirms support for the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2009

Last Friday, President Obama speaking in the White House East Room before several distinguished members of the Administration including Treasury Secretary Geithner, FDIC Chairman Bair and members of Congress reflected upon the Administration’s present efforts regarding consumer financial protection reform and reaffirmed his support for the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency ("CFPA"


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


FRBNY President and CEO William Dudley delivers speech on “lessons of the crisis”
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2010

Last week, William Dudley, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, delivered a speech entitled, "Lessons of the Crisis: The Implications for Regulatory Reform" to the Partnership for New York City Discussion


Treasury and other financial regulators issue financial sector self-assessment reviews to IMF
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2009

Today, the U.S. Treasury and various other U.S. financial system supervisors and regulators, including the Federal Reserve, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Office of Thrift Supervision, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and National Association of Insurance Commissioners, submitted financial sector self-assessment reviews for banking, securities, insurance, and payment systems to the International Monetary Fund (IMF


Senate Committee hearing on proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2009

Today, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing entitled "Creating a Consumer Financial Protection Agency: A Cornerstone of America’s New Economic Foundation."