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Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on government actions related to AIG
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2009

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, chaired by Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT), held a hearing entitled “American International Group (AIG): Examining What Went Wrong, Government Intervention, and Implications for Future Regulation.”


Congressional Oversight Panel releases report on use of TARP funds to reorganize U.S. auto industry
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2009

After holding a hearing on the topic this past July, the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) released a report earlier this week entitled, "The Use of TARP Funds in Support and Reorganization of the Domestic Automotive Industry," examining how TARP funds have been used to support and reorganize both General Motors and Chrysler through the bankruptcy process


Treasury Department releases fact sheet and letter in support of additional IMF funding
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2009

Today, the U.S. Treasury Department released a fact sheet on IMF reforms and the New Arrangements to Borrow (NAB), highlighting the need for additional IMF funding as a trigger for “restoring a healthy world economy,” and alleviating the effects of the economic crisis on emerging markets and developing countries


House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issues subpoena to FRBNY regarding AIG
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2010

Yesterday, Congressman Edolphus Towns (D-NY), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, issued a subpoena to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) for documents related to payments made to American International Group (AIG) counterparties


NAFH National Bank acquires all the deposits of two institutions in Florida and one institution in South Carolina in second use of OCC “shelf charter”
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2010

On Friday, the Florida Office of Financial regulation closed Metro Bank of Dade County, headquartered in Miami, Florida, and Turnberry Bank, headquartered in Aventura, Florida, and the OCC closed First National Bank of the South, headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina


House Financial Services Subcommittee holds hearing on impact of credit scores and reports on consumers
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2010

Yesterday, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing entitled "Keeping Score on Credit Scores: An Overview of Credit Scores, Credit Reports and their Impact on Consumers"


House Financial Services Committee holds mark-up on Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2009

Following the passage of the OTC Derivatives Markets Act of 2009, the House Financial Services Committee began the mark-up of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act of 2009, H.R. 3126, which was circulated by Chairman Frank late last month


House Judiciary Subcommittee holds hearing on voluntary mortgage modifications
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2009

Today, the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing entitled "Home Foreclosures: Will Voluntary Mortgage Modifications Help Families Save Their Homes? Part II," in which various witnesses discussed the effectiveness of the government's efforts to prevent additional mortgage foreclosures and encourage modifications of existing loans


Fed Chairman Bernanke and former Fed Chairman Volcker send letters to Senator Dodd opposing amendment permitting GAO to audit the Fed
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

Yesterday, current Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker sent separate letters to Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, expressing their opposition to proposed amendments to the Senate financial regulatory reform bill that would permit the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to audit the Federal Reserve


Bank of the Ozarks assumes all of the deposits of Woodlands Bank
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2010

On Friday, the Office of Thrift Supervision closed Woodlands Bank, headquartered in Bluffton, South Carolina, and appointed the FDIC as receiver for the bank