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Financial crisis drives remaining independent investment banks to Federal Reserve regulation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2008

On Sunday, September 21, 2008, the Federal Reserve Board (the “Board”) approved applications of both the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (“Goldman”) and Morgan Stanley to become bank holding companies under section 3 of the Bank Holding Company Act (“BHC Act”


Summary of the final rule implementing the Volcker Rule
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2013

On December 10, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit


House subcommittee hearing on proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 9 2009

Yesterday, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled "The Proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency: Implications for Consumers and FTC"


Senator Nelson confirms support for financial reform legislation; Senate Democrats expected to overcome any potential Republican filibuster
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2010

Today, Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) confirmed that he will "vote for" the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act conference report, recently passed by the House before the July 4th recess, alleviating concerns that Senate Democrats might not have the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster of the legislation


President Obama addresses Wall Street on financial rescue and reform
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2009

Earlier today, President Obama addressed Wall Street leaders on financial rescue and reform in the wake of the recent financial crisis


California Attorney General launches investigation into credit rating agencies role in financial crisis
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2009

Yesterday, California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. launched an investigation into credit rating agencies' role in "fueling the financial crisis," by issuing subpoenas to Standard & Poor's, Moody's and Fitch to determine whether the firms violated California law when they "recklessly gave stellar ratings to shaky assets."


Treasury announces pricing of PNC common stock warrants
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2010

This morning, Treasury announced the pricing information for its previously announced secondary public offering of 16,885,192 warrants to purchase the common stock of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc


Elizabeth Warren named Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection; Treasury sets CFPB designated transfer date
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2010

Today, President Obama announced the appointment of Elizabeth Warren, currently Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard University and Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, as Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB


Treasury announces initial closings of public-private investment funds
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2009

The U.S. Treasury Department announced yesterday that two of the fund managers selected to participate in Treasury’s Legacy Securities program had raised the requisite $500 million of private capital in order to obtain the matching debt and equity funds from Treasury to fund their respective public-private investment funds (PPIFs


House Financial Services Committee holds hearing on systemic regulation, prudential matters, resolution authority and securitization
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2009

Yesterday, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing entitled "Systemic Regulation, Prudential Matters, Resolution Authority and Securitization."