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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


Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on “short-termism” in financial markets
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2010

Yesterday, the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing entitled "Short-Termism in Financial Markets."


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


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


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."


Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on Madoff Ponzi scheme and the need for regulatory reform
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2009

Today, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing entitled “Madoff Investment Securities Fraud: Regulatory and Oversight Concerns and the Need for Reform."


Judge Rakoff rejects SEC consent agreement with Bank of America
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2009

On Monday, District Judge Jed Rakoff issued an order rejecting the proposed settlement agreement between the SEC and Bank of America as announced in August


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."


Senate banking committee holds hearing on SEC enforcement responsibilities
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2009

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing entitled "Strengthening the SEC’s Vital Enforcement Responsibilities."


Secretary Geithner testifies before House Financial Services Committee on Administration's proposals for financial regulatory reform
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2009

Today, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified before the House Financial Services Committee on the Obama Administration's proposals for financial regulatory reform